Many teachers enter the UWSSLEC program with prior coursework and experiences covered by the program competencies. To acknowledge this prior knowledge and skills, students may submit a competency review demonstrating how prior coursework and/or experiences meet the competencies of courses in the program. As of September 1, 2015, this can be done for three of the courses:
If the competency review demonstrates all the course competencies have been met, you will not be required to take the course for licensure through UWSSLEC, saving both time and money. This does not give you course credit toward a master’s degree. If a course was taken at the graduate level, the student’s home campus has the right to accept it toward a degree. If an equivalent course was taken at the undergraduate or graduate level within the last five years, you should contact the home campus advisor to determine if it needs to undergo a portfolio review. Contact your home campus advisor to see if this is a good option for you.
Any questions about whether it is appropriate for you to do a competency review for a particular course should be directed to your home campus advisor.
Any questions about the format for the portfolio can be directed to Eileen Schroeder, the UWSSLEC coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Any questions on the registration form itself should be directed to email@example.com (262-472-3165).
Each course competency review will cost you $250 to cover the cost of the Reviewer and administration of the process, substantially less than paying for a graduate course.
The application and fee are submitted through the online application process.
The competency reviews will be conducted twice a year, in late January and in September.
Each competency in the course will be rated as satisfied or not.
You will be notified within one month of the review date on the status of their request for credit for prior learning. You will have up to one month to address any competencies not satisfied and resubmit the portfolio.