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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 Academic Advising Report.

Applications are accepted at any time and may take up to two weeks to process. If you apply prior to October 1, your application will be processed no later than October 15.  If you apply prior to March 1, your application will be processed no later than March 15.

Spring 2020 Applicants:  Do not purchase TK20 for the application process. The application will be completed within Canvas.  A link is provided in the “Standard Admissions Process” directions listed below.

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 test
  • Minimum sub-score of 530 on mathematics, 500 on reading and 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
    • A grade of “B” or better in your USP writing course or equivalent

If you meet the requirements, access the application in Canvas by clicking here.

If you do not meet the requirements, have completed at least 28 credits, and have a Combined GPA above a 2.5, you may be eligible for our conditional admission process.  You can access and review those requirements in Canvas by clicking here.

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, or during, their first semester of classes. The Direct Admission application should be completed during your first semester at UW Oshkosh.


  • High School or transfer institution GPA of at least a 3.25+ AND one of the following:
    • Minimum Composite Score of 22 on the ACT test
    • Minimum sub-score of 530 on mathematics, 500 on reading and writing for the SAT test


  • 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 will not be refunded.
  • Students without a defined GPA may be admitted through an interview with the COEHS Director of Professional Education Programs. Contact for more information.


  • The Direct Admissions application will be available after June 1st, 2020.