Curriculum and Instruction Advising

Walk-In Advising Dates & Times


Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Enderis Hall 209

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Enderis Hall 209

Click the link below to check which advisor is conducting walk-in appointments this week.

Walk In Advising Schedule and Calendar of Reminders

IMPORTANT: Those interested in the post baccalaureate teacher certification program should not see an advisor during walk-in. Schedule an appointment by calling (414) 229-4721. Thank you.

Contacting An Advisor


There are two ways to contact your advisor:

Scheduled Appointment

You will utilize walk-in advising for most advising questions and concerns. However, an appointment should be scheduled if:

• You are transferring from another institution to one of the teacher certification programs in Curriculum and Instruction
• You are seeing your advisor for the first time
• You need to speak to an advisor about changing your major to teacher education
• You want to switch your major to a teacher certification program
• You are inquiring about the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program. You should attend an Informational Session about the program before scheduling an appointment with an advisor

You may schedule an appointment by calling the Scheduling Hotline (414) 229-4721 . All appointments are scheduled for an hour.

You should know...

• The only way to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor is through the Scheduling Hotline at (414) 229-4721
• Appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes in duration
• Appointments may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance
• On Wednesdays, the advisors are available for scheduled appointments until 6:30 p.m. The last appointment scheduled is at 5:30 p.m.
• Know the name of your academic advisor when requesting an appointment so you can be scheduled with the right person. If you are not a student and need to see an advisor, please let scheduling know your program of interest
• Faculty advisor appointments cannot be scheduled through the hotline. Your faculty advisor should be contacted directly for an appointment

Come prepared for your appointment by...

• Reviewing your advisement report and transcript before your session
• Reviewing course offerings for next semester and preparing a list of courses you are interested in taking
• Jotting down your questions before going in to see your advisor. Focus on getting these questions answered
• Bringing your program sheet to your appointment
• Not waiting until the very last moment to make an appointment. Look ahead and plan. Sometimes your questions or concerns cannot be answered during your appointment and require contact with other professionals on campus. Waiting until the last moment may put your in at risk of missing an important deadline
• Silencing your cell phone so you and your advisor are not interrupted

Walk-In advising is designed to assist "education-intended" and "education-admitted" students with quick questions that require no more than 15 minutes of your advisor's time. If you see your advisor on a regular basis, walk-in advising is perfect when you need help choosing your courses for the next semester, reviewing your progress, or getting a form signed.

Due to the large number of students assigned to each advisor, you may experience a "wait" during walk-in advising. The wait can be up to an hour during registration and the first week of classes. If a large number of students are waiting, we may close walk-in early to ensure everyone waiting can see an advisor. If you do not want to wait, we suggest scheduling an appointment in advance.

You should not attend walk-in advising if:

• You are transferring from another institution to one of the teacher certification programs in Curriculum and Instruction
• You are inquiring about the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program. You should attend an Informational Session about the program before scheduling an appointment with an advisor
• You want to switch your major to a teacher certification program
• You are seeing your advisor for the first time

Schedule an appointment by calling (414) 229-4721. These types of appointments require one hour or more with an advisor.

Preparing for Your Walk-In Session

In order to get the most out of walk-in advising, we suggest you come prepared:

• Bring your copy of your program sheet
• Have your specific questions ready. Jot down (no more than) three questions before going in to see your advisor. Focus on getting these questions answered
• If you need help in choosing classes for next semester, come prepared with those classes you would like to take. Your advisor will help you determine if these classes will meet program requirements
Be courteous to your fellow students who may be waiting. Keep your session as brief as possible. (5 - 15 minutes is the norm)
• Review your academic advisement report in PAWS prior to your visit to ensure its accuracy
• Silencing your cell phone so you and your advisor are not interrupted
If your concerns can not be addressed in a short amount of time, please schedule an appointment by calling the Appointment Hotline at (414) 229-4721

Not all advisors are available during walk-in hours. If you would prefer to see your assigned advisor, click here to determine your advisor's walk-in schedule. For more information, please call (414) 229-4721.

Important Dates and Deadlines


September 30th, 2014

September 30th is the deadline for applications for admission for the Spring 2015 semester for the following programs:

• English
• Social Studies

December 15th, 2014

December 15th is the deadline for applications for admission for the Spring 2015 semester for the following programs:

• Bilingual
• Early Childhood
• English as a Second Language
• Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence
• World Languages

April 30th, 2015

April 30th is the deadline for applications for admission for the Summer 2015 semester for the following programs:

• Early Childhood
• Mathematics
• Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence
• Science

Advising Office Closings

The advising office will be closed on the following days:

• Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day
• Thursday, November 27th - Thanksgiving Day
• Wednesday, December 24th - Christmas Eve
• Thursday, December 25th - Christmas Day
• Wednesday, December 31st - New Year's Eve

Admission Applications


Click on the links below to open the application for your program of interest. Applications for the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Programs will be listed first, followed by the applications for the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs.


Deadlines for Applications for the Undergraduate Teacher Certification Programs


Early Childhood
No application required for admission to the Early Childhood Education program. Students are admitted when they declare an Early Childhood major. Contact an academic advisor at (414) 229-4721 if you'd like to become an Early Childhood major.

English (PDF)
Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014

English as a Second Language (PDF)
Applications being accepted for fall 2014 during the month of January. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Mathematics (PDF)
Program begins in summer semester only. Applications being accepted for summer 2015. Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
No application required for admission to the Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence program. Students are admitted into the pre-professional Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence sequence upon declaration of major. Students are admitted into the professional sequence when all pre-professional Gateway Requirements have been met. Contact an academic advisor at (414) 229-4721 if you'd like to become a Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence major.

Science (PDF)
Program begins in summer semester only. Applications being accepted for summer 2015. Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Social Studies (PDF)
Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

World Languages (PDF)
Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.


Deadlines for Applications for the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs


Informational Session - Become a Teacher

Do you already have a bachelor's degree? Are you considering a career in teaching? Learn more about UWM's teacher certification programs for those who already have their Bachelor's degree. Anyone interested in applying to a post baccalaureate teacher certification program must attend an informational session prior to submitting an application or making an appointment with an academic advisor.

Click here to register.
Location: TBD
Call (414) 229-4721 for more information.

Early Childhood (PDF)
Submit your application materials by April 30th for summer admission, by July 15th for fall admission and by December 15th for spring admission.

Early Childhood - Electra Quinney Program (PDF)
Submit your application materials by April 30th for summer admission, by July 15th for fall admission and by December 15th for spring admission.

English (PDF)
Program begins in spring semester only. Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

English as a Second Language (PDF)
Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Mathematics (PDF)
Program begins in summer semester only. Applications being accepted for summer 2015. Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Note: A Request for Student Teaching Placement (PDF) must also be submitted with your application for admission to the Mathematics program.

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence (PDF)
Submit your application materials by April 30th for summer admission, by July 15th for fall admission and by December 15th for spring admission.

Science (PDF)
Program begins in summer semester only. Applications being accepted for summer 2015. Deadline: April 30, 2015.

Note: A Request for Student Teaching Placement (PDF) must also be submitted with your application for admission to the Science program.

Social Studies (PDF)
Program begins in spring semester only. Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

World Languages (PDF)
Applications being accepted for spring 2015 during the month of September. Deadline: September 30, 2014.


Add On Certifications and License Extensions


All educators seeking to add a license must take a subject area test to demonstrate content knowledge. There are two paths in which educators may selectfrom when seeking to add a license; both require passing a subject assessment inorder to qualify. 1) Take and pass a subject area test approved by the StateSuperintendent in a related area to the current license, or 2) complete a Wisconsin educator preparation program.

As of December 2010, educators who hold a valid Wisconsin Professional Educator Science license at the middle/secondary level may apply for additional licenses through the License Based on a Content Test Pathway. This pathway allows a Professional Educator to demonstrate their content knowledge in a related area by passing a content test approved by the State Superintendent. For more information, visit the Department of Public Instruction website.

Add-On Licenses

UWM offers the following add-on certifications:

Bilingual (PDF)
English as a Second Language (PDF)
Math Minor (PDF) - Add on to a Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence License only
Science Minors (PDF) - Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics
Social Studies Minors (PDF) - Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Reading Teacher (PDF)
Reading Specialist (PDF)

License Extension

Those with an initial certification to teach Grades 1 - 6 may extend their license by adding grades 7 and 8.Upon completion; the student will be eligible for a Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (PDF) license.

Resources

Resume Writing Assistance (PDF)

Commonly Used Terms in the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program (PDF)

Praxis Test Series


Click Here for more information on the Praxis Test Series