English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages Application Timelines
To ensure that all our applicants stay on track and understand the application process, we have outlined important dates below to keep in mind.
English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages Master’s Timeline:
|Dec. 1||Priority due date|
|Jan. 1||Program reviews candidates monthly, as space permits|
|Mar. 1||Scholarship Application Due Date (First round)|
|Jun. 1||Final application deadline|
Special Education Master's Timeline:
Rolling applications open one year prior to the starting semester with the following deadlines:
|Oct. 15||Application due for Spring Semester Start|
|Jan 15||Application due for Fall Semester Start|
|May 15||Application due for Summer Semester Start|
Program Application Review and Status Notification
The content review team will review each candidate’s application portfolio. General criteria are applied to all program applicants. Subject-specific preparation is considered as well in each certification area.
Applicants will be given the status of Recommended, Conditional Accept, Hold, Alternate, or Declined.
- Recommended: Students will be admitted as soon as the Graduate school qualifies them.
- Conditional: Students will be given an offer of acceptance after completing an identified deficiency successfully.
- Hold: Reserves a spot for a candidate until clarification is made.
- Alternate: Students designated as alternates may be re-considered if space becomes available.
- Declined: Students not accepted into the program may reapply if their situation changes to meet our criteria.
A status notification email will be sent to the applicant’s address of record by January 15.
Students must notify the program if they accept the position prior to January 15. A survey link will be sent to the candidate in their letter of acceptance. If no word is received, the candidate will revert to the “alternate list.” When space becomes available, candidates on an alternate list will be notified and given two weeks to confirm their acceptance.
Scholarship Application Timelines
In addition to the program application, candidates may submit a scholarship application. This includes a few short answers and a financial statement.
All Candidates are highly encouraged to complete the FASFA application at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
To complete a scholarship application, please go to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WISH) at https://wisc.academicworks.com/.
Start by logging in using your NetID. From there, you will be asked general questions that align you with possible scholarships from across campus. The secondary education program can offer scholarship awards across all our content areas. These awards are in addition to funds made available through The PLEDGE initiative. They are not loans.
|Oct. 1||FAFSA opens|
|Feb. 1||Secondary education scholarship applications open – WISH|
|March 1||Scholarship applications due|
|March 25||Scholarships announced|
|May-June||Remaining scholarships announced|
|Aug. 31||Scholarship funds dispersed upon fall registration (half of total)|
|Jan. 20||Scholarship funds dispersed (remaining half of total)|
English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages Program Timeline
Secondary Content Areas- 4 semesters
(English, Math, Science, and Social Studies – blended with ESL content and strategies)
|Sem 1 (Summer)||12 Credits, mid-June to mid Aug
Coursework exploring the context, culture and foundations of education
|Sem 2 (Fall)||15 credits, Sept to mid Janaury
Coursework exploring the learning and developmental needs of students and teac hing methods
|Sem 3 (Spring)||12-15 Credits, late January to early June
Coursework on advanced teaching methods and tailored professional development opportunities
|Sem 4 (Summer)||4-7 Credits, mid June to early August
Course work to support the development of a capstone project and the role of law and policies in schools. (Optional workshop series on “new teacher” topics)
Scholarship Recipient Spotlight
“I decided to pursue the UW-SET program because of the amazing benefits it offered. Having a living wage stipend meant I could pursue this opportunity without taking out additional loans.”Brooks Duff-Bowers, Special Education