Answers to Common Education Program Questions
- When do I apply to the Teacher Education Program?
Students applying to the Teacher Education Program in the fall semester must submit all required paperwork, including the application, to the Education Office by September 25. The Phase I Portfolio must be submitted on or before October 1. Students applying in the spring semester must submit all required paperwork, including the application, by January 25. The Phase I Portfolio must be submitted on or before February 1.
- When do I apply to the Student Teaching Program?
Students must apply to Student Teach the semester prior to the Student Teaching Semester. Students who plan to student teach during the fall semester must submit their application by January 25. The Phase II Portfolio must be submitted on or before February 1. Students who plan to Student Teach during the spring semester must submit their application by August 25. The Phase II Portfolio is due on or before September 1.
What are the procedures and requirements for application to TEP?
Please refer to the TEP Handbook for procedures and requirements. Any questions can be directed to your education advisor.
What kind of experiences can be used to meet the 150 hours of contact with children requirement for application to the Teacher Education Program?
A minimum of 100 hours of documented paid or volunteer experience may be accumulated through participation in facilities such as schools, agencies, centers or organizations. 50 hours of related experiences should include descriptions and dates relevant to the role of teacher not associated or attached to an educational facility. Please refer to the TEP Handbook for examples and criteria for this requirement.
How do I complete the Human Relations requirement for Student Teaching?
The Human Relations requirement is met through the completion of EDU 209 and EDU 210 or 311. Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of EDU 209 should consult with the Human Relations Officer for information regarding the 10 hour observation/participation experience that is a required component of this course. Please refer to the Teacher Education Program Handbook for additional information.
Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding my application or portfolio?
Contact your education advisor with questions regarding your program.
Which Praxis tests should I register for?
The DPI web site contains information about Wisconsin testing requirements for teachers. Students can go to http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/doc/testing.doc to get information about Praxis I and II tests. Registration and questions regarding the Praxis tests should be directed to ETS at www.ets.org/praxis/ or call toll free (800) 772-9476.
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