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Family, Consumer and Community Education: Admissions

Admission to the teacher certification option program requires the candidate to have done the following:

  1. Earned at least 54 total transferable college-level credits.
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  3. Completed and submitted the following documents to Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651:
  4. Taken and submitted passing Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)/Praxis I scores to Education Academic Services. The PPST/Praxis I is a basic skills test offered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and required for admission to all state teacher preparation programs by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Designed to measure reading, writing, and mathematics skills, the PPST is available in two formats, paper-based and computer-based. A fee is required of the student. State minimum scores for the PPST/Praxis I are Reading, 175; Mathematics, 173; and Writing, 174. Find important registration information at the ETS Web site. Important note: The UW–Madison School of Education's institutional recipient code is 1846; use of another code will prevent Education Academic Services from receiving scores.

Criminal Background Investigation and Disclosure Statement

Criminal background checks will be required of all admitted students. Applicants will also be asked to complete a disclosure statement. See this link for more detailed information.