Beginning the fall semester of 2013, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Institute of Professional Educator Development will be offering prospective students the options of completing three educator licensures*.
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (Grades 1-8)
Early Adolescence-Adolescence (Grades 6-12)
Early Childhood-Adolescence (Grades Pre-K-12)
The Professional Educator Development Program will provide students with a personalized pathway to become an educator for the 21st Century. The program will have a collaborative approach to education which begins through early and deliberate placement situations in classrooms with highly competent cooperating educators in the region. When students receive their license they will be ready to teach in diverse classrooms using 21st Century skills and will have the ability to convey those skills to the students they teach.
An advising team will create an individualized development plan to help students navigate through their major, their degree, and their professional education program so that they can complete all three in a timely manner. Our advisors have a pulse on the needs of the region when it comes to jobs and will be encouraging students to pick majors in high needs areas.
*The Institute of Professional Educator Development has approval from the Department of Public Instruction to offer the Professional Educator Development Program beginning the fall semester of 2013, pending approvals for licensure categories and levels.
Who are the main contacts in the Institute of Professional Educator Development?
Patricia Hoffman – Director of The Institute of Professional Educator Development, (262) 595-2341
Shannon McGuire - Director of Advanced Professional Development, (262) 595-2309