The first step to enroll as an undergraduate in library media courses is to gain admission to UW-Whitewater. The Office of Admissions provides information on the requirements and an online application form.
You can begin taking undergraduate library media courses near the beginning of your undergraduate career at UW-Whitewater, although it is advisable to start after you have started taking education courses such as the pre-professional block. This will give you some background in teaching and learning that will benefit you in the library media coursework. Library media courses are at the 300 and 400 level which assume junior and senior status. Work with your undergraduate advisor to set up a program of study that will fit your eight library media courses and two practicum experiences into your program. You must complete your student teaching before you do the two library media practicum experiences. The College of Education website provides information on admission to professional education.
Public library minors may take the library media courses at any time during their college careers. The practicum is part of the minor and required for graduation. Prerequisites for the practicum are LIBMEDIA 350, 351, 451, and 454, but it is recommended that all library courses be finished before the practicum.
Students may take licensure courses not as part of a degree at the undergraduate level. With controls on the number of undergraduates admitted each year, this has become more difficult. to get in. For those with a bachelor's degree, consider the non-candidate for degree option under graduate admissions. These students may enroll for classes at the undergraduate level.