Agricultural Education

Admit into Professional Standing in Agricultural Education


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

Application Process

The application process includes a packet of materials and an review meeting with the Agricultural Education Department Chair. A completed application packet will include the following items listed below.

Carefull planning is needed to complete all of the required elements by the submission deadline.

Basic Skills

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 three pathways to demonstrate basic skills proficiency:

Path 1: ACT Composite score of 22 or higher

Path 2: Approved Basic Skills Tests

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

Graduate and Post Bac students can also meet the requirement with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.

Academic Progress

A combined grade point average of at least 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 submit an Academic Progress Portfolio . 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

Graduate and Post Bac students can meet the requirement with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, a graduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on at least 9 graduate credits, or a portfolio. Please contact the chair of the agricultural education department for additional 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.



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

Review Meeting

  • The review meeting can be scheduled once the following materials have been received:
    • Faculty recomendations
    • Basic Skills Test or Portfolio Score (if required)
    • Academic Progress Portfolio Score (If required)
  • Please contact Wendy Riester to set up the meeting.
  • Bring the remaining documents (Questionnaire and Application) to your meeting.


  • Any file ending in .pdf can be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can be download free here.
  • Save copies all of your information for use when applying to student teach.

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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