Application to the College of Education Studies and Human Sciences
The application process takes place the semester immediately before a student intends to take Cohort (i.e. ES 312/317/328 and MUED 318). Please be very aware of deadlines and procedures. Failure to follow procedures or meet deadlines may prevent the application from being considered in this highly competitive process. Detailed instructions will also be sent via email each semester as a reminder of the process and update any potential submission guidelines.
* A GPA of 2.75 is required at the time of application. This is a DPI requirement and non-negotiable.
* An ACT score of 23 is required for admission with a minimum score of 20 on English, Math, and Reading OR a composite score of 22 on ACT+ Writing with a combined English/Writing sub score of 20; all test scores must be less than 10 years old and must come from the same test sitting. If the ACT score is lower than 23 or does not meet all requirements, the Praxis Core test is required. Information about the Core test can be found at the following link: http://www.uwec.edu/ASC/OurServices/ppstprep.htm. Passing score information can be found here: http://www.uwec.edu/Testing/natltests/PRAXIS-Core.htm.
**The Music Content Area Praxis exam should be completed prior to the Cohort semester, as passing test scores are required prior to student teaching placements. These placements are determined while in the Cohort semester.
Step 1: Apply to the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Music Education Division.
I. Application to College of Education and Human Sciences
There are two important parts of the application process of which should be observed:
All students applying for program must have achieved a score of 23 on the Gate 1 portfolios before they apply for program (if you have not achieved that score you must do so NOW by turning in your old reflection, new reflection with changes highlighted and their scoring sheet to the person who originally scored their portfolio) AND
The submission of the materials as indicated at http://www.uwec.edu/ES/programs/gateI.htm. Materials are due to the College of Education and Human Sciences on or before March 1 or October 1 at noon typically.
II. Application to Music Education Division
A detailed cover letter will accompany the email with specific instruction regarding this application, which must be deposited in an assigned folder on the W drive. The items to be included are:
Resume (in the format provided that includes all practicum teaching experiences with cooperating teacher and music education appropriate experiences),
Course Grades Grid with PDF of transcript,
Course Outline Sheet, AND
Deadline for submission of Music Education Division materials is March 1 or October 1 at 4 PM typically.
Step 2: Faculty score the application materials.
The Music Education faculty score the resumes and philosophy statements, with three faculty members scoring resumes (20 points) and the remaining faculty members scoring philosophy statements (30 points). The scores are averaged. The Music Education Coordinator also checks the Course Grade Grid, which is used to complete a grade check and results in another score (20 points). This score is added to the resume score and the philosophy score. Finally, faculty who have interacted with the student during the music education sequence rate each student dispositionally. The scores of each faculty member are averaged (30 points) and added to the other scores, resulting in a composite score out of 100 points.
Step 3: Admittance to the College of Educational Studies.
If the faculty agree that a student should be admitted to the College of Educational Studies and all application materials are submitted appropriately in the College of Educational Studies and Music Education, the student will be admitted. There is a mandatory meeting, information about which will be emailed to the student upon admittance.