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 Sarah Beth Nelson, the UWSSLEC coordinator (email@example.com).
Any questions on the registration form itself should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
These scoring guides have been revised to reflect the new DPI 1902 Guidelines.
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. Only portfolios with over half of the competencies met in the original submission can be resubmitted.
With the new DPI competencies for the 1902 license, the portfolio requirements have changed slightly, and the procedures have been revised to make them easier to understand. We offered a WebEx webinar with guidance on creating a successful portfolio on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Presentation recording (password: uwsslec)