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July 23, 1999

UW-River Falls Admits 42 into its Nationally Recognized Teacher Education Program

The College of Education & Graduate Studies at UW-River Falls has formally admitted 42 bachelor's and master's candidates into its nationally recognized teacher education program.

To be accepted as an education major, candidates must have:

o A minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

o A high level of proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills as measured by a standards test.

o Endorsement of the Dean of Students and recommendation by three faculty members.

o Most secondary education students must present a portfolio of academic accomplishments.

As education majors, students complete a comprehensive program of study in general education as well as extensive academic study in one or more subject areas. Education students will also complete a rigorous series of field-based professional education courses and experiences.

Designated by the National Education Association as one of the top 10 innovative programs in the nation, teacher education programs at UW-RF are accredited by national and state organizations including the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the North Central Association, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and specialized national professional organizations.

Students admitted to the College of Education and Graduate Studies are listed by hometown, name, major, and minor.

Beldenville - Jeremy Jones, bachelor of arts social studies.

River Falls - Elizabeth Larson, master of arts in teaching major; Jason Gigure, master of science in education major; Jeremy Weiss, comprehensive kindergarten-grade 12 physical education/business; Kristina Klaers, master of arts in teaching major; Matthew Howie, bachelor of arts in art.

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