Teacher Education and Professional Development

INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR DEVELOPMENT AT UW-PARKSIDE 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Institute of Professional Educator Development encompasses both Teacher Education and Professional Development. What this means to you is that our assistance begins when you decide "I want to be a teacher" and continues through the lifespan of your career.

The Teacher Education program is focused on creating a regional 21st century learning community in southeastern Wisconsin for students who have the disposition and desire to teach in PK-12 classrooms. We are committed to providing "high quality academic programs rooted in the tradition of a liberal education in the arts, sciences and professions, responsive to the occupational, civic and cultural needs of the region, and actively seek the continued input of all stakeholders" (UW-Parkside Mission, 2010). 

Through Advanced Professional Development, we draw on current research and collaborative partnerships to support the personal and professional growth of current PK-12 educators to promote effective teaching and learning.


 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

CO-TEACHING MODEL

From your very first clinical experience, you will be part of the co-teaching model. You are paired with a professional teacher from your very first education course through your final experience as a student teacher.  Parkside has strong partnerships with area schools who open their doors so that you can experience first-hand what it is like to be a teacher in the real world. There is no other education program in the state with this unique opportunity for learning.

 

Co teaching infographic with three circles representing teacher, ed major and faculty

TEACHER EDUCATION

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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PROGRAM CONTACT INFO

Mary Henderson | 262-595-2180 | hendersm@uwp.edu