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Policies and Resources

Educational Leadership Department

Policies and Resources

This page contains information on policies and procedures for Teacher Education students, including forms that will be used throughout the program. When using forms, note that fillable PDF forms must be saved to your computer/device and re-opened before they can be filled out and saved with changes. If the form is filled out within your internet browser, your entries will not be saved. 

Advising Resources Top of Page

A major source of information about program requirements is the Catalog. Please reference the Catalog and this website to become acquainted with all the requirements for your degree.

Below are links to the plans of study (previously called Records of Accomplishment) for teaching majors and minors. These documents are a supplement to your Advisement Report in E-Hive and are provided as a tool to help you develop a plan of study.

Program Admission Top of Page

  • Detailed information on the TED Program Admission process is provided online. Information on the process in place until August 15, 2014 can be found here.
  • TED 200 Checklist - beginning in Fall 2014, the prerequisites for TED 200 are a criminal background check and tuberculosis test. Items previously required as TED 200 prerequisites are still required for TED program admission.
    • Tuberculosis test information
      • Official documentation of a negative tuberculosis test (blood or skin test) must include the student's name, the date of the test, and the test result on official health care provider paperwork (letterhead, form, etc.). Documentation should be provided to the Educational Leadership department.
    • Criminal background check information

Testing and Assessment Top of Page

All Teacher Education majors must pass examinations and assessments that are required by the state of Wisconsin for entry into the program, approval to student teach, and certification. Information about which tests are required at various points in the program can be found in the Program Admission, Field Experience, and Certification areas of this website. The information below includes resources to help students prepare for these assessments.

  • Praxis
    • The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators or Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) is a set of tests required for entry into the Teacher Education program. See Program Admission information for alternate tests that can be used to meet the requirement.
    • The Praxis II is a subject area test. To determine which Praxis II test(s) you are required to take, visit the Department of Public Instruction website.
  • World Language Tests
    • The World Language Tests are required for students with teaching majors and/or minors in a foreign language.
  • Foundations of Reading
    • Candidates applying for initial licensure in Wisconsin in certain content areas must pass the Foundations of Reading Test.
    • Faculty at UW-Oshkosh have created a study guide for the FORT.
    • The UW System provides a free online FORT preparation course to any student affiliated with a UW campus. 
  • edTPA
    • The edTPA is a subject area performance-based assessment for student teachers. Evidence of a candidate's teaching ability is drawn from video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning, and reflective commentaries. After August 1, 2015 initial licensure candidates must complete the edTPA as part of student teaching; after August 1, 2016 initial licensure candidates must pass the edTPA before they can be recommended for licensure.
    • The UW System provides a free online edTPA preparation course to any student affiliated with a UW campus. 

Miscellaneous Top of Page

In 1997, a faculty member put together a booklet documenting the 100-year history of teacher education at UW-Superior. Take a moment to learn about our university's beginnings as a "normal school" training new teachers by browsing through "The History of Teacher Education at UW-Superior."

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