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.
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.
The most recent program admission requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Specific checklists, forms and deadlines are available in the Teacher Education Resource Center in Desire to Learn (Learn@UW-Superior / D2L) under CONTENT>Teacher Education Program Admission Information and Application. Students receive access to this course shell in TED 200. If you do not have access and believe you should, please contact Dr. Mary Churchill.
- Apply by October 1 to take courses requiring program admission in spring semester.
- Apply by March 1 to take courses requiring program admission in fall semester.
- Apply by August 1 to take courses requiring program admission in fall semester understanding that course availability may be limited.
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.
Most health requirement results are valid for two years. It is the student's responsibility to maintain a current health requirement result.
Regarding obtaining TB tests for Teacher Education Students: TB tests will no longer be offered on campus. However, on-campus students may go directly to the Douglas County Courthouse Public Health Nursing Department, 1313 Belknap Street, (715-395-1304) for a TB skin test (commonly called a Mantoux test).
- Tests applied Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; return in 48-72 hours to have the test read
- 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- No appointments necessary
- Or you may go to your primary health provider.
Distance Learning students may go to their local county public health department or their own health care provider.
Criminal background check information:
Please review the background check online process document for background check information.
Testing and Assessment
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Additional information about this assessment along with the most recent edTPA handbooks are available in the Teacher Education Resource Center in Desire to Learn (Learn @UW-Superior/D2L).
The most recent student teaching materials are available in the Teacher Education Resource Center in Desire to Learn (Learn @UW-Superior/D2L). If you do not have access and believe you should, please contact Dr. Mary Churchill.
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."