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  1. Wisconsin Quality Educator InitiativeEducator Preparation Program Approval and Licensing Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  2. Process of Change Why did we change how we prepare and license educators? • to recruit the very best into the teaching profession • to attract educators of color to keep pace with our growing diverse student population • to support the development of educators from preservice to inservice • to retain our best educators Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  3. Resulting in our first Initial Educators graduating afterAugust 31, 2004 Process of Change 2004 PI 34 NewLicense Stages Timeline Implementationgrant work teams 2001 UW Regents endorsed 2000 Collaborative Process PI 34 Program Approval Public hearings Information sessions Work teams Task force 93-94 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  4. Process of Change This process was built on the guiding principles of: • Shared vision of what educators should know and be able to do • Improved student learning • Collaboration between higher education, PK-12, and DPI • Community of Learners • Diversity and equity • Performance-based program approval and licensure • Career-long education preparation Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  5. Process of Change From inputs to outcomes… Then Now …demonstration of knowledge, skills, and dispositions solely credit requirements… Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  6. Process of Change The Wisconsin Educator Standardsare the foundation forprogram approval (preservice experience)and license requirements (inservice and beyond) Program Approval License Requirements Knowledge Skills Dispositions Wisconsin Educator Standards Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  7. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative Teacher Preparation Program Approval • No longer just a school of education responsibility, but a campus-wide responsibility • Allows alternative approaches to reaching licensure Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  8. Process of Change Continued support connecting student learning through mentoring and professional development. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  9. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative Licensing Stages Initial Educator Professional Educator Master Educator Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  10. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative License Requirements Initial Educator • Successfully completed an approved program • 5-year non-renewable license • This initial educator is supported by a mentor and professional development team: • Higher education representative • Administrator • Peer • Professional development plan Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  11. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative License Requirements Professional Educator • 5-year renewable license granted for showing growth in 2 or more WI Educator Standards • Supported by a professional development team • Professional development plan verification Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  12. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative Master Educator • Voluntary 10-year renewable license available by documenting mastery of the WI Educator Standards, including evidence of improved student learning OR • The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005

  13. Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative Educator Quality and Economic Development business owner lawyer teacher Quality Educator pharmacist scientist engineer entrepreneur principal Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction November 2005