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For information about applying to UW-Parkside's Institute of Professional Educator Development and our educator development program, please email gdovin@uwp.edu or call (262) 595-2180.

Be a Teacher

Welcome! Whether you're a high school senior, a transfer student, or seeking post-baccalaureate licensure, this page will provide you with more information on our program and how to proceed.

Prospective Students

Welcome to the Educator Development Program! We are excited that you are considering beginning your career as an educator with us. To learn more about the Institute and to see if you would be a good fit for our program, you may wish to arrange a meeting with our IPED advisor, Mary Jo Gdovin, who can be contacted at gdovin@uwp.edu.

Requirements for Admission to the Educator Preparation Program
Application to the Educator Preparation Program requires completion of the requirements listed below:

  • Admission to UW-Parkside
  • Documented Completion of University Skills Requirements (English 101 and Math 102/111 required; C or better in these classes required)
  • GPA Requirement: 2.75 cumulative GPA, including all higher education coursework; requires official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA after admittance.
  • Communication Skills Requirement (One of the following):
    • Praxis CORE - Passing scores in reading (156), writing (162), and math (150). When registering for the test, indicate UW-Parkside as a score recipient (1860).
    • ACT - Composite score of 23 with minimum score of 20 on English, Math, and Reading, and the score is within the previous 10 years.
    • SAT - minimum score of 510 on Critical Reading, 480 on Writing, and 520 on Math AND the score is within the previous 10 years.
    • GRE Revised General Test -  minimum score of 450 on Verbal Reasoning, 3 on Analytical Writing, and 540 on Quantitative  Reasoning (prior to August 1, 2011) or a minimum score of 150 on Verbal Reasoning, 3 on Analytical Writing, and 145 on Quantitative Reasoning (after August 1, 2011) AND the score is within the previous 10 years.
  • For secondary applicants: successful completion (grade of C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 100, EDU 200, and EDU 211 at the time of application.
  • For elementary applicants: successful completion (grade of C+ or better) or current enrollment in EDU 100, EDU 200, EDU 210, EDU 211, and EDU 212 at the time of application.
  • Completed Educator Preparation Application for Admission during open enrollment period
  • Completed Addendum to the Criminal Background Check Form

Transfer and International Students

We are pleased to work with you to assess your individual needs. Please email Mary Jo Gdovin at gdovin@uwp.edu for additional information.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure

If you hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in becoming a educator, we welcome you to consider post-baccalaureate licensure through our Educator Preparation Program. For more information, please visit the post-baccalaureate licensure page and email Mary Jo Gdovin at gdovin@uwp.edu.

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