UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Professional Standing in Agricultural Education includes Tier II admission to the UWRF Educator Preparation Program and 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.
The application process includes submitting a set of electronic documents and completing a review meeting with the Agricultural Education Department Chair. A list of the items you need to submit is located in the Application Materials section below.
Careful planning is needed to complete all of the required elements by the submission deadline.
Students who are admitted to Professional Standing must also meet the Required Criminal Background Check aspect of the Criminal Background Disclosure – Due Diligence Policy. Staff from the CEPS Dean's Office will contact students who need to complete an initial or follow-up Criminal Backgorund Check. The fees include $42 for a first time check and $32 for a follow-up recheck.
Faculty Recommendation Forms
Open a copy of the Faculty Recommendation Form, add your information and distribute to two faculty members you wish to use as references. Any UWRF faculty outside of the Agricultural Education Department can serve as a reference. The person serving as the reference should send these directly to Dr. Graham.
The following items should be sent to Dr. Graham as attachments to a single email message.
Open a copy of the Admissions Questionnaire, answer the questions, sign and save the file
Open a copy of the Application, complete the student information section, sign and save the file
Review the Occupational Experience Policy. Open a copy of the Occupational Experience record, fill in the experiences you have completed and save the document. This step is required to document your progress and you do not need to have completed all 2,000 hours to be admitted to Professional Standing.The 2,000 hours must be completed before the start of student teaching.
Prepare a resume using the format suggested for a teaching position and save as a PDF file. You are highly encouraged to take advantage of the resources provided by UWRF Career Services including the Resume Writing Principles for Education Majors career handout, resume tips, resume review via e-mail and presentation on writing resumes.
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.