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STEP 1: Application for Post-Baccalaureate Educator Certification
Submission of Application Packet: (Responsibility of Applicant)
If you are seeking post-baccalaureate educator certification for Reading or School Counseling, please follow the links for information regarding their specific application processes.
All other post-baccalaureate educator certification applicants must submit the following packet of materials to the School of Education, 267 Heritage Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751:
Review of Application: (Responsibility of School of Education Faculty)
The application materials will be reviewed to determine the applicant's eligibility to pursue the add-on certification. If additional information is needed, the applicant will be notified.
Eligibility to pursue post-baccalaureate non-degree add-on certification is contingent on the following:
If an applicant is found ineligible, he/she will be notified as to why they are not eligible and their options for pursuing certification through enrollment in a UW-Stout degree program.
Development of an Individualized Post-Baccalaureate Educator Certification Plan: (Responsibility of School of Education Faculty)
A transcript review will be conducted for eligible individuals to determine which previously completed courses can be applied toward certification and the additional coursework needed for certification in the area desired. This review will result in an individualized add-on certification plan. The plan will delineate coursework to be completed for undergraduate and/or graduate credit and will include the assignment of a faculty advisor. In addition to coursework, students must meet all other requirements for certification, including successful completion of the Praxis II content area exam. This process will take approximately three weeks and you will receive a copy of the individualized certification plan.
The individualized plan remains valid for students who enroll at UW-Stout in the term following their acceptance and remain as continuing students until the certification requirements are fulfilled. Students who are inactive for any period of time need to meet with their faculty advisor to determine the continuing validity of their individualized plan.
STEP 2: Admission to the University
(Responsibility of Graduate School or Undergraduate Admissions Staff)
Upon receipt of your eligibility to pursue post-baccalaureate educator certification, a copy of your application and approval letter will be forwarded to either the Undergraduate Admissions office or Graduate School for official acceptance to the University and post-baccalaureate educator certification. The application will be processed and you will be sent notification regarding admission to the University and information on your UW-Stout e-mail account and course registration. This process will take approximately 5-7 business days.
STEP 3: Enrollment and Initial Registration
(Responsibility of Applicant)
Prior to registration, confer with your assigned faculty advisor. Applicant can now register for courses.
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