Admit into Professional Standing in Agricultural Education


Professional Standing in Agricultural Education is required to register for ESM 300/500 - Environmental Education, TED 440 - Techniques of Middle/Secondary Education - Agriculture, TED 422 - Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools, and Student Teaching. You must complete the application process the semester before you need to register for the first of these classes. Fall applications are due October 1 for spring registration. Spring applications are due February 15 for fall registration.

Application Process

The application process includes a packet of materials and an interview with the Agricultural Education Department Chair. A completed application packet will include the following items:

The first three items must be completed well in advance. Please plan accordingly!

Basic Skills Testing

One of the first assessments to evaluate a prospective teacher candidate is an assessment of their reading, writing, and mathematics (basic skills).  Currently there are four different pathways for a teacher candidate to demonstrate his/her basic skills proficiency. 

The different pathways cannot be mixed and matched!  For example, you can not take two passing scores from the ACT and combine it with another score from the Praxis I/Core test

Please view the UWRF Educator Preparation Program Basic Skills Testing page for details on the options and required scores for each option.

Criminal Background Check

A national criminal background check must be completed as part of the admission process. Start by checking with Fay to see if your previous background check is still active.

Faculty Recommendation Form

Please print and fill out two copies of the faculty reccomendation and distribute to two faculty members you wish to use as a reference. This is a PDF form which you can type your name in before you print, but cannot save as a file.

*Faculty members from the Agricultural Education Department cannot be used for this recommendation.

Faculty Recommendation Form

Admissions Questionnaire

Please print and sign the following questionnaire. This is a PDF form which you can type your information in the boxes before you print, but you cannot save this. Bring this completed form to your interview for Admission to Professional Standing in Agricultural Education.



The application is a Word document. Be sure to fill in all data fields that apply. If data field does not apply to you simply leave it blank. Please print two copies of this form. Turn in all forms to the Ag Ed Department and schedule a time for your interview (AGS 131).

Application Form

Degree Audit Report/Unofficial Transcript

Undergraduate Students

Please print out a current Degree Audit Report (DAR) from eSIS. 

Graduate Students

Please print out a current Unofficial Transcript from eSIS.


  • Once your 2 faculty recommendations have been received and your criminal background check and test scores have been verified by the Ag Ed Department, you may schedule a time for your interview.
  • Please contact Fay Westberg to set up the interview.
  • Bring the remaining documents (Questionnaire, Plan Sheet, Application) with you to your interview.


  • Any file ending in .pdf should automatically open with Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can be download free here.
  • Make sure you save all of your information! This will save you many future headaches.

Other Tools

GPA Calculator: The UWRF Registrar's Office provides a GPA Calculator page to help predict a semester GPA or determine the grades needed to reach a specific GPA.

Contact Us

Agricultural Education
Ph: 715-425-3555
Fax: 715-425-3785
Location: 131 Agricultural Science Building
Mailing Address: 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022
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