UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

EPP Testing Information

Content Knowledge Assessment (new)

Candidates who are studying to be teachers, or pupil services staff are required to demonstrate content knowledge for their specific instructional area per PI 34.021(1)(c)

PI 34.021(1)(c) Content knowledge for subject area programs. The content knowledge shall be assessed by the student meeting one of the following requirements:

  1. Having a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for courses in the subject area or position.
  2. Having a passing score on a standardized test approved by the state superintendent.
  3. Completing a content-based portfolio designed by the educator preparation program.

Please refer to the appropriate tab below for specific information about the requirements of your program.

Elementary

Undergraduate Elementary Education

  • An undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.5 calculated based on the following areas of your degree:
    • Early Childhood Minors - Major, Minor, Professional Education, General Education Goal 2 & Goal 3
    • All other Minors - Major, Professional Education, General Education, Goal 2 & 3

OR

  • Complete a State Approved Content Test
    • Early Childhood Minors - Praxis Subject Exam, 5018, Elementary Content Knowledge, Passing score is 157
    • All Other Minors - Praxis Subject Exam, 5146, Middle School Content Knowledge, Passing score is 146

OR

  • Complete a Content Portfolio, including a Minnesota Teacher Licensing Test, (MTLE).
    • Early Childhood Minors - MTLE Content Test Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (birth - 3rd), passing score (TBD) in December 2018
    • All other Minors - MTLE Content Test Elementary Education (K-6), passing score (TBD) in December 2018.

Graduate Early Childhood - Middle Childhood
Initial Licensing Program

  • Complete a State Approved Content Test
    • Praxis Subject Exam, 5018, Elementary Content Knowledge, Passing score is 157
  • Complete a Content Portfolio, including a Minnesota Teacher Licensing Test, (MTLE).
    • MTLE Content Test Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (birth - 3rd), passing score (TBD) in December 2018

Secondary

Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensing Programs
 

Option I Grade Point Average

  • Agricultural Education, Science (all content areas), Social Studies, World Language - 3.0 GPA in All courses in the major
  • Heath & Physical Education, Art, Music, EC, English, Mathematics, TESOL - 3.5 GPA in All courses in the major

 

Option II Complete A Wisconsin State Approved Content Exam

Option III

  • Complete a UWRF, EPP and departmental approved Content Portfolio.  This portfolio may include, but is not limited to, passing scores on approved standardized content exams, grades in UWRF methods and content courses and teaching artifacts demonstrating content knowledge. 

Graduate and Post Baccalaureate Initial Licensing Programs

  • Agricultural Education MS and Post Baccalaureate programs 3.0 major GPA from an agricultural education, agriculture studies, or comparable major with courses covering at least 5 AFNR pathways and passed approved Praxis II content exams or department approved content portfolio.
  • STEMteach  Completers must pass the STEMteach approved content exams.

Pupil Sevices

School Counseling


The requirements of both the B-average and portfolio for successful completion of the program deomonstate content knowledge.

School Psychology


Praxis Subject Test School Psychologist, exam code 5402 with a qualifying score of 147

SLP/CSD

A graduate GPA of a 3.0 Demonstrates Content Knowledge for an SLP,

Wisconsin State Approved Content Tests