UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Admit into Professional Standing in Agricultural Education

Overview

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

One of the first assessments to evaluate a prospective teacher candidate is an assessment of their reading, writing, and mathematics (basic skills). 

Starting in September of 2017, there will be three pathways to demonstrate basic skills proficiency:

Path 1: ACT Composite score of 22 or higher

Path 2: Approved Basic Skills Tests - the list will be posted when available

Path 3: Basic Skills Portfolio. Contact the chair of the agricultural education department for details.

Faculty Recommendations

Please print and fill out two copies of the faculty reccomendation forms 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.

Questionnaire

Application

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

GPA

A combined grade point average of 2.75 is required for undergraduate student admission. The combined GPA is found in the Admission to Student Teaching GPA Calculations section of the DAR, between the General Education and Professional Education sections as shown below.

Those with a Combined GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 may request an alternative assessment. Please contact the chair of the agricultural education department for details.

Shows where the combined GPA can be found on a student's degree audit report

Degree Audit Report/Unofficial Transcript

Undergraduate Students

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

Graduate Students

Please print out a current Unofficial Transcript from eSIS.

Interview

  • Once the two faculty recommendations have been received and the basic skills assessment confirmed 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.

Tips

  • 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
ag.ed@uwrf.edu
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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