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PI 34.02(10) (10) The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
PI 34.02 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.03 PI 34.03 Administrator standards. To receive a license in a school administrator category under s. PI 34.32, an applicant shall complete an approved program in school administration and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills and dispositions under all of the following standards:
PI 34.03(1) (1) The administrator has an understanding of and demonstrates competence in the teacher standards under s. PI 34.02.
PI 34.03(2) (2) The administrator leads by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community.
PI 34.03(3) (3) The administrator manages by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to pupil learning and staff professional growth.
PI 34.03(4) (4) The administrator ensures management of the organization, operations, finances, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
PI 34.03(5) (5) The administrator models collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
PI 34.03(6) (6) The administrator acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
PI 34.03(7) (7) The administrator understands, responds to, and interacts with the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that affects schooling.
PI 34.03 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.04 PI 34.04 Pupil services standards. To receive a license in a pupil services category under s. PI 34.31, an applicant shall complete an approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills and dispositions under all of the following standards:
PI 34.04(1) (1) The pupil services professional understands the teacher standards under s. PI 34.02.
PI 34.04(2) (2) The pupil services professional understands the complexities of learning and knowledge of comprehensive, coordinated practice strategies that support pupil learning, health, safety and development.
PI 34.04(3) (3) The pupil services professional has the ability to use research, research methods and knowledge about issues and trends to improve practice in schools and classrooms.
PI 34.04(4) (4) The pupil services professional understands and represents professional ethics and social behaviors appropriate for school and community.
PI 34.04(5) (5) The pupil services professional understands the organization, development, management and content of collaborative and mutually supportive pupil services programs within educational settings.
PI 34.04(6) (6) The pupil services professional is able to address comprehensively the wide range of social, emotional, behavioral and physical issues and circumstances which may limit pupils' abilities to achieve positive learning outcomes through development, implementation and evaluation of system-wide interventions and strategies.
PI 34.04(7) (7) The pupil services professional interacts successfully with pupils, parents, professional educators, employers, and community support systems such as juvenile justice, public health, human services and adult education.
PI 34.04 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
subch. III of ch. PI 34 Subchapter III — Program Approval And Appeals
PI 34.05 PI 34.05 Implementation.
PI 34.05(1)(1) Effective July 1, 2000, the state superintendent shall follow the requirements of this chapter in all reviews of professional education programs leading to licensure.
PI 34.05(2) (2) The statutory authority for the adoption of the program approval plan for the licensing of professional school personnel is provided in ss. 115.28 (7) and 118.19 (3), Stats. The state superintendent shall complete a site review at each institution preparing professional school personnel for Wisconsin licenses at least once every 5 years.
PI 34.05(3) (3) Wisconsin institutions applying for program approval shall first be accredited by a regional college accreditation agency.
PI 34.05(4) (4) The state superintendent does not approve programs outside the state of Wisconsin. The state superintendent may accept the institutional endorsement from any out-of-state institution that is accredited by a regional institutional accreditation agency and the approved program meets requirements comparable to those provided under this chapter.
PI 34.05(5) (5) All out-of-state institutions offering programs operating in Wisconsin shall be approved by the educational approval board under s. 38.50, Stats. Once approved by the board, the programs under this subsection shall be reviewed by the department to determine if the program may be approved under this chapter.
PI 34.05 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; correction in (5) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register October 2001 No. 550; CR 10-083: am. (4) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10; correction in (5) made under s. 13.92 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2010 No. 659.
PI 34.06 PI 34.06 Program approval.
PI 34.06(1)(a) (a) All institutions which offer professional education programs leading to licensure in Wisconsin shall submit to the state superintendent for approval, written evidence that their programs comply with the requirements of this chapter which ensures that students who will graduate from an institution after August 31, 2004 shall be able to complete the requirements of this chapter. This written evidence shall include all of the following:
PI 34.06(1)(a)1. 1. The institution's relevant policies and practices affecting the preparation of professional school personnel.
PI 34.06(1)(a)2. 2. The institution's conceptual framework under s. PI 34.15 for the preparation of professional educators including the research base for program design and improvement.
PI 34.06(1)(a)3. 3. The institution's evaluation of its performance and outcomes within the context of its mission and goals as they relate to the standards in s. PI 34.15 (1).
PI 34.06(1)(a)4. 4. The institution's assessment system used to evaluate candidate quality as measured against the standards in subch. II and how the assessments are used to evaluate and improve programs.
PI 34.06(1)(a)5. 5. The institution's report required under 20 USC 1027, section 207, including the pass rate of the institution's graduates on the teacher certification or licensure assessments required by the state.
PI 34.06(1)(a)6. 6. The institution's evidence of systematic, ongoing collaboration with employing schools and school districts.
PI 34.06(1)(b) (b) All written evidence to meet the requirements under par. (a) shall be directed from the dean, director or chair of education to the director of teacher education and licensing at the department.
PI 34.06(2) (2) Initial approval under this section may be made after all of the following occur:
PI 34.06(2)(a) (a) An on-site review by a department team to determine adequate documentation and compliance with the requirements under sub. (1) is completed.
PI 34.06(2)(b) (b) Review and comment of the professional standards council, if provided.
PI 34.06(3)(a)(a) Continuing program approval decisions shall be based on a continuous review process. Every institution shall be visited each year by the SCD department liaison or other department professional staff. The program evaluation and approval shall be based on the performance of candidates for license measured against the standards in subch. II as described in s. PI 34.15 (1). Initial program approval shall be for a period not less than 5 years, and shall be reviewed annually by a department liaison as part of a continuous review process.
PI 34.06(3)(b) (b) If, during the years of continual approval, an institution initiates a complete redesign of the professional preparation program, the state superintendent shall review and may approve the redesigned program following the procedure set forth in sub. (2).
PI 34.06(4) (4) Institutions shall submit new programs and substantive changes in previously approved programs to the state superintendent for approval prior to implementing the new program or change.
PI 34.06(5)(a)(a) After reviewing the teacher education programs, the state superintendent shall grant approval in writing within 60 days after completing the on-site review under sub. (2) (a) or deny approval to each program as follows:
PI 34.06(5)(a)1. 1. Denial of any program shall commence with a notice by the department that nonapproval is being considered for one or more professional programs leading to licensure. This notice shall be in writing indicating all areas of non-compliance and shall be sent by certified mail to the institution's chief administrator.
PI 34.06(5)(a)2. 2. The notice under subd. 1. shall be followed by a formal campus visit by the state superintendent or, at his or her request, representatives of the professional standards council if the situation that created the need for a notice is not remedied within 60 days of the official notice. The chief administrator of the institution shall be given at least 30 days notice prior to the official visit by representatives of the professional standards council.
PI 34.06(5)(b) (b) The professional standards council acting in formal session may make a recommendation to the state superintendent for his or her consideration regarding approval or non-approval under this subsection.
PI 34.06(6) (6) If the state superintendent denies approval of the program leading to licensure, the institution shall either commence an appeal in accordance with s. PI 34.07 or shall provide notice to prospective and currently enrolled students of non-approval of the program leading to licensure.
PI 34.06(7) (7) The state superintendent may not approve any teacher preparation program that is not in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. The state superintendent may grant conditional approval to a program if all of the following conditions are met:
PI 34.06(7)(a) (a) The institution which sponsors the program submits to the state superintendent a plan of remedial measures which will bring the program into compliance with all of the requirements of this chapter; and
PI 34.06(7)(b) (b) The state superintendent is satisfied that such remedial measures will be implemented in a timely manner so that graduates of such a program will have completed all applicable work required in this chapter.
PI 34.06 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (3) (a) and (5) (a) 1. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.07 PI 34.07 Appeal procedure.
PI 34.07(1)(1) Appeals of non-approval decisions by the state superintendent may be made on any of the following grounds:
PI 34.07(1)(a) (a) The state superintendent's decision was based on material errors of facts.
PI 34.07(1)(b) (b) The state superintendent's decision was arbitrary and capricious.
PI 34.07(1)(c) (c) The proficiency measures used did not fully represent the knowledge, skills and dispositions of the institution's graduates.
PI 34.07(2) (2) An institution shall commence an appeal by sending a written notice of appeal to the state superintendent by certified mail within 30 days after the institution receives formal notice of the state superintendent's decision of non-approval. The notice of appeal shall set forth the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based and shall be signed by the institution's chief administrator.
PI 34.07(3) (3) The state superintendent shall appoint an impartial hearing panel to review appeals and make recommendations to the state superintendent. The hearing shall be held within 60 days after the appeal is received by the state superintendent. No employee of the appealing institution, departmental employee, member of the professional standards council, or other person who was involved in making the decision that is the subject of the appeal may serve on the hearing panel.
PI 34.07(4) (4) Evidence of program or institutional changes implemented after the state superintendent's decision for denial is not admissible at the hearing.
PI 34.07(5) (5) Based on the evidence presented at the hearing and the recommendation of the hearing panel, the state superintendent or designee shall affirm, modify or reverse the decision that is the subject of the appeal. If the decision is affirmed, the state superintendent may require the appellant either to agree in writing to meet conditions established by the state superintendent to comply with this chapter or withdraw approval of the program leading to licensure. If program approval is withdrawn, the institution shall provide notice to prospective and currently enrolled students of non-approval of the program leading to licensure.
PI 34.07 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.08 PI 34.08 Experimental and innovative programs.
PI 34.08(1)(1) An institution may petition the state superintendent to offer an experimental or innovative program that is not in full compliance with rules contained in this chapter. The institution shall present a plan for the program to the state superintendent for approval prior to implementation. Experimental and innovative programs may include any of the following:
PI 34.08(1)(a) (a) Programs designed to develop new approaches, new arrangements or new contexts for the preparation of school personnel.
PI 34.08(1)(b) (b) Programs designed to meet the special needs of particular segments of society such as minority, disadvantaged, or nontraditional students.
PI 34.08(1)(c) (c) Programs designed to prepare school personnel for new types of positions that are emerging at the elementary, middle or high school level.
PI 34.08(1)(d) (d) Programs that are cooperative between institutions or between institutions and school districts for the purpose of improving the candidate pool of applicants for the district.
PI 34.08(2) (2) The state superintendent may specify the number of years for the program to operate and shall require a plan of evaluation.
PI 34.08 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.09 PI 34.09 Review and modification of rules.
PI 34.09(1) (1) The state superintendent shall review each section of this chapter at least once every 5 years to ensure that statutory requirements are being met through implementation of the rules. The professional standards council shall review and make recommendations regarding administrative rules to the state superintendent as specified under s. 115.425 (8), Stats.
PI 34.09(2) (2) The program approval process under s. PI 34.06 shall be reviewed at least once every 5 years.
PI 34.09 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
subch. IV of ch. PI 34 Subchapter IV — Institutional And Program Standards
PI 34.10 PI 34.10 Organization and administration of teacher education programs.
PI 34.10(1)(1)Organization support for teacher education. The institution shall insure the SCD is clearly identified and has the responsibility, authority, and personnel to develop, administer, evaluate, and revise all professional education programs.
PI 34.10(2) (2)Recognition of SCD's authority. The institution shall have policies which clearly identify selection, promotion, and tenure of faculty, teaching loads, faculty development opportunities, and institutional and community service expectations.
PI 34.10(3) (3)Resources and facilities for program operation.
PI 34.10(3)(a)(a) The institution shall insure the SCD has adequate resources to support teaching and scholarship by faculty and students.
PI 34.10(3)(b) (b) The institution shall insure the SCD has sufficient facilities, equipment and budgetary resources to fulfill its mission and offer quality programs.
PI 34.10(3)(c) (c) The SCD shall insure that constituent groups from the local community are involved in the development, evaluation and revision of all professional education programs.
PI 34.10 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.11 PI 34.11 Faculty.
PI 34.11(1)(1)Recruitment of diverse faculty. The institution shall recruit, hire and retain a diverse teacher education faculty.
PI 34.11(2) (2)Faculty qualifications.
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