Program Application Review and Status Notification
The content review team will review each candidate’s application portfolio. General criteria are applied to all program applicants. Subject-specific preparation is considered as well in each certification area.
Applicants may be given the status of Accept, Conditional Accept, Hold, Alternate, or Declined.
- Offer of Acceptance—Students will be admitted as soon as they are qualified by the Graduate school.
- Conditional Acceptance—Students will be given an offer of acceptance after the successful completion of an identified deficiency.
- Hold–Reserves a spot for a candidate until clarification is made.
- Alternate–Students designated as alternates may be re-considered if space becomes available.
A status-notification email will be sent to the applicant’s address of record between December 20th and Jan 3rd.
Students must notify the program if they accept the position prior to January 15th. A survey link will be sent to the candidate in their letter of acceptance. If no word is received by January 15th, the candidate will revert to the “alternate list.” When space becomes available, candidates on an Alternate List will be notified and given two weeks to confirm their acceptance.
- July – Applications open
- Dec 1 – Priority Due Date
- Dec 20 to Jan 3 – Program notification of acceptance
- Jan 15 – Candidate notification of intention
- Feb 1 – Program will review candidates on a monthly basis, as space permits
- May 25 – Final Application Deadline
In addition to the program application, candidates may submit a scholarship application. This includes a few short answers and a financial statement.
All candidates are highly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.
To complete a scholarship application, please go to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) https://wisc.academicworks.com/ OPENS NOV 1
Start by logging in using your Netid. From there you will be asked a few general questions, which will align you with possible scholarships from across campus. The secondary education program is able to offer scholarship awards across all of our content areas. These awards are in addition to funds made available through The PLEDGE initiative. They are not loans.
- Oct 1- FAFSA Opens
- Nov 1 – Secondary Education Scholarship Application open – WISH
- Dec 1 – Round one scholarship application due
- Jan 3 – Round one scholarships announced (general)
- March 1 – Round two scholarship applications due
- March 15 – Round two scholarship announced (named)
- May 1 – Last round scholarship applications due
- May- June- Last round scholarships announced
- August 31- Scholarship funds dispersed upon Fall Registration (half of total)
- January 10 – Scholarship funds dispersed (remaining half of total)
Prior to Starting the Program
- All participants will need to complete outstanding application components:
- submit official documents as requested by the UW-Madison Graduate School ( ie transcripts for non-UW graduates or transfer credits),
- if needed, take, and pass an academic exam (ACT/GRE/SAT) or content exam (PRAXIS 2 for subject area). Applicants will be contacted if the exam is required
- complete an undergraduate degree and share the final offical transcript with the Graduate School
- UW-Madison students will be automatically matriculated – no need to send transcript
- complete content pre-requisites, or other items from a conditional status. (ie courses or degrees from the spring term)
- An email will be sent in March requesting a background check. This must be submitted prior to course enrollment.
- An email will be sent in late April listing the initial set of courses to register for the first summer. Candidates will need to be registered for summer courses to access course instructor messages.