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Admission to the Teacher Education Program 

To make sure you have the correct schedule of courses, please meet with your academic adviser and follow your STAR/Planning Sheet.

Application Deadlines are October 1 for fall admission and March 1 for spring admission. You must start the application process a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the deadline!

First-year and Transfer Student Application process

Direct Admission Program

The Direct Admission Program is designed to directly admit first-year teacher education and transfer students meeting specific criteria into the COEHS Teacher Education Program prior to their first semester of classes. The Direct Admission application must be completed no later than October 1 of a student’s first semester at UW Oshkosh. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • High School GPA of at least a 3.25+ AND one of the following:
    • Minimum Composite Score of 22 on the ACT plus writing test
    • Minimum score of 23 on the ACT test
    • Minimum sub-score of 520 on mathematics, 510 on critical reading and 480 on writing for the SAT test

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

  • Students who are not eligible for these options should use our standard admission process after earning 28 credits at UW Oshkosh.
  • If you are unsure if you will major in teacher education, consider using the Standard Admission Process after earning 28 credits. The fee for your criminal background check and TK20 portfolio system will not be refunded.
  • Students without a defined GPA may be admitted through an interview with the COEHS Director of Professional Education Programs. Contact teachered@uwosh.edu for more information.

DIRECT ADMISSION CHECKLIST AND APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

  • Purchase TK20 (the application is located in this portfolio platform)
  • First-Year Student (Freshman) Direct Admission application.
  • Transfer Student Direct Admission application.

Education Scholars Program

High-achieving, incoming first-year teacher education and transfer students seeking admission the Education Scholars Program must meet the minimum requirements:

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school GPA of at least a 3.50+ and a composite ACT score of 29+ or SAT score of 1350+ 

OR

  • High school GPA of at least a 3.75+ and a composite ACT score of 26+ or SAT score of 1240+ 

OR

  • A grade of “C” or better in a University Studies Program public speaking course or equivalent at a different institution.
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level math course OR a score of 150 on the Praxis Core mathematics assessment (Test 5732)
  • A grade of “B” or better in a college-level English course OR a score of 156 or better on the Praxis Core reading (Test 5712) AND a score of 162 or better on the Praxis Core writing assessment (Test 5722)

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

  • Students who are not eligible for these options should use our standard admission process after earning 28 credits at UW Oshkosh.
  • If you are unsure if you will major in teacher education, consider using the Standard Admission Process after earning 28 credits. The fee for your criminal background check and TK20 portfolio system will not be refunded.
  • Students without a defined GPA may be admitted through an interview with the COEHS Director of Professional Education Programs. Contact teachered@uwosh.edu for more information.

DIRECT ADMISSION CHECKLIST AND APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

  • Purchase TK20 (the application is located in this portfolio platform)
  • First-Year Student (Freshman) Direct Admission application.

Standard Application Process

Standard Application Process

Students who have completed 28 credits, a combined 2.75 and the academic requirements listed in the checklist are eligible to be admitted to the COEHS Teacher Education program. 

__ Enrollment in coursework at UW Oshkosh during the term in which you apply.
__ Licensure area is declared (visit UARC to declare your major).
__ Completed 28 credits at UW Oshkosh with a combined GPA of 2.75 or higher.
__ A grade of “C” or better in your USP public speaking course or equivalent.
__ One of the following

  • Minimum composite score of 22 on the ACT Plus Writing test
  • Minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT test
  • Minimum sub-score of 520 on mathematics, 510 on critical reading, and 480 on writing for the SAT assessment.
  • Both of the following
    • A grade of “C” of better in your USP math course or a math course required in your major (e.g. Math 110) or equivalent, OR a Praxis Core mathematics assessment (Test 5732) of 150 or better
    • A grade of “B” or better in your USP writing course or equivalent, OR a Praxis Core writing (Test 5722) score of 162 and Praxis Core reading (Test 5712) score of 156

FOR YOUR INFORMATION