Our Teacher Education Program is one of the premier teacher preparation programs in
the United States. The National Education Association (NEA) previously selected UW
as a model for teacher education programs across the country. UW was one of the original
teacher preparation programs nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 1954 and has maintained continuous NCATE accreditation
for over 60 years. We are vested in preparations for our continued journey of accreditation
through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).Our primary objective is to prepare effective and successful elementary and secondary
teachers who make valuable contributions to their schools, communities, and to their
students’ lives. Here you will find information and forms including background checks
and exception requests as well as the student teaching application! For more information
on when you will need to apply for these, speak with your advisor.
BACKGROUND CHECKSBackground checks are required for all College of Education Teacher Education students. Learn more.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING PERMITSLearn about the substitute teaching permit or placeholder form required for residency.
STUDENT ASSESSMENTSView the assessments we are required to report.
RESIDENCY (STUDENT TEACHING)Find information about the placement and application process for residency.