DPI approves UW-P Educator Development Program
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has given approval to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to begin operating its new educator development program and admitting students.
In a letter to university officials, Wisconsin DPI Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers authorized the university to enroll candidates into the Institute of Professional Educator Development in licensure programs that have been reviewed and recommended for approval by DPI.
The approved licensure programs are early adolescent-adolescent (EA A, grades 6-12), biology, chemistry, English, geography, geoscience, history, math, political science, and sociology.
Pat Hoffman, who directed the design and development of the new program, praised UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford and university administration for the courage and foresight to build the educator development program in collaboration with community partners. Regional businesses and civic organizations along with K-12 educators and administrators played key roles in the process.
New faculty and staff in the Institute of Professional Educator Development include Annie Grugel and Peter Weins, Dawn Baldwin, Denise Hancock, Shannon McGuire, Linda Perez, and Marisella Malacara Wood.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1968 to better serve the needs of a growing population in southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois, UW-Parkside offers undergraduate and graduate degree programsand serves as an academic and cultural resource. The campus is located at 900 Wood Rd. in Somers.