Provisionally Admitted Students

Congratulations on your provisional admission into the program! Your admission is valid for five years from the date of your acceptance letter.  You will be formally admitted as a candidate for licensure at the beginning of your student teaching semester provided you have successfully completed all required course work, testing, and field experience.  Participation in the program demands your maintenance of high standards of professional conduct and scholarship.  When starting the program it is important that you do the follow: 
  • Extensively read over your admissions letter and corresponding supplemental letters.
  • Complete your background clearance check and fingerprinting (See details in your supplemental letter)  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you comply with the deadline dates to ensure that the results will be received before you start education classes.  According to Utah State Office of Education guidelines, WSU can NOT accept background clearances from any other agencies.  Additional information may be found on the Livescan Fingerprinting website.
  • Participate in the "First Reading" Assignment. Please refer to your acceptance letter for the title of the book you will need to read.
  • Attend the mandatory new student orientation session which will be the first day of classes.

It is also important that you seek advisement on a regular basis.  Please contact an advisor if you have questions on course requirements, transfer course work, or any miscellaneous questions.  Remember to review the suggested program of study for your license area and your orientation material. 

Elementary, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education students must take and pass their Praxis II tests in order to be accepted to Teacher Education.

Be sure to have your Praxis II Content test taken by the end of the semester prior to student teaching (SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY).  Visit the ETS links at the side for test and registration information. 

Student Teaching is completed the last semester of your program of study.  There is a separate application for student teaching which is due the semester before you plan to student teach.  The deadline is within the first two weeks of the semester.  Missing the deadline means a semester delay in your student teaching.  Please see the Student Teaching website for more information.