Evidence of Prior Learning

Competency Review for Select Courses

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 The Collaborative, saving both time and money.  This does not give you course credit toward a master’s degree. 

Submission Process

 Online Registration Form  

with the fee.  


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.


Video Explanation

With the 2018 DPI competencies for the 1902 license, the portfolio requirements changed slightly, and the procedures were revised to make them easier to understand.  Collabarative faculty 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)