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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.
PI 34.11(2)(a)(a) Faculty who teach in initial and advanced programs leading to licensure shall have preparation specifically related to their assignment, hold an advanced degree and demonstrate expertise in their assigned area of responsibility.
PI 34.11(2)(b) (b) Faculty who teach in initial and advanced programs shall be knowledgeable about current elementary, middle, and secondary curriculum, practices, requirements, technology, and administrative practices appropriate to their assignment.
PI 34.11(2)(c) (c) Faculty who supervise pre-student teachers, practicum students, student teachers, or interns shall have at least 3 years of teaching, pupil services, or administrative experience or the equivalent as determined by the department in prekindergarten through grade 12 settings.
PI 34.11(2)(d) (d) Faculty who teach in an initial or advanced program shall be actively engaged in professional practice with prekindergarten through grade 12 schools, professional organizations, and other education related endeavors at the local, state or national level.
PI 34.11(2)(e) (e) Faculty responsible for the leadership or coordination of initial or advanced programs leading to licensure must hold a minimum of a master's degree or its equivalent in the principal discipline of the program.
PI 34.11(3) (3)Promotion, load, and professional development.
PI 34.11(3)(a)(a) The institution shall have workload policies which insure all faculty who teach in initial and advanced programs have the time and resources to accommodate teaching, advising, research and scholarship, administration, committee work, supervision, and other institutional and community service activities.
PI 34.11(3)(b) (b) The institution shall provide the resources, time and opportunities for all faculty to engage in professional development to enhance intellectual and professional vitality.
PI 34.11(3)(c) (c) The SCD shall have sufficient numbers of full time faculty to teach in initial and advanced programs to insure consistent quality and delivery of programs.
PI 34.11 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (2) (c) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.12 PI 34.12 Facilities, technology, instructional resources and support.
PI 34.12(1) (1) Facilities.
PI 34.12(1)(a)(a) The institution shall provide adequate classroom, laboratory, office and workspace which have current technology, equipment and supplies needed to fulfill the mission of the institution.
PI 34.12(1)(b) (b) The institution shall provide a library that serves as the primary resource center and adequately supports instruction, research, and services pertinent to the needs of professional education programs. Resources related to professional education shall be organized and indexed so faculty and students can easily identify, find and use them. The library shall provide up-to-date catalogs, indexes, directories and electronic information access tools.
PI 34.12(2) (2)Instructional resources.
PI 34.12(2)(a)(a) The institution shall maintain an instructional materials center that is accessible on a schedule approximating that of the main library which shall house instructional materials used in elementary, middle and high schools including sample textbooks, curriculum guides, tests, library books, periodicals, computer software and other teaching materials. These materials shall include print and non-print materials and teaching aids, and materials for the evaluation and assessment of learning, and the institution shall provide instruction in the construction and use of the materials.
PI 34.12(2)(b) (b) The institution shall provide sufficient qualified library and technical staff who have substantial knowledge of materials used in schools and school library media centers to support the library, the instructional materials collection, media and computer support services, and other instructional technology necessary to support the goals of the professional education programs.
PI 34.12(2)(c) (c) The institution shall ensure that students have access to and can use current educational technology in instructional settings. This shall include equipment such as computers, projectors, recorders and other specialized equipment used for teaching.
PI 34.12(3) (3)Review and purging. All resources shall be identifiable, relevant, accessible, and systematically reviewed by professional staff to make acquisition and purging decisions.
PI 34.12 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.13 PI 34.13 Student services.
PI 34.13(1)(1) Advising resources and materials. The institution shall insure all students have access to and are provided information and resources on student services including personal, professional and career counseling, career information, tutoring, academic, and job placement assistance.
PI 34.13(2) (2)Student support services. The SCD shall insure all students, upon entry into and throughout the professional education program, will be provided with an advisor and written information describing the professional education program leading to licensure.
PI 34.13(3) (3)Student records.
PI 34.13(3)(a)(a) The institution shall maintain a cumulative record on each of its students enrolled in an approved program for license, and that record shall contain a transcript and written evaluations of field experiences completed during the clinical program.
PI 34.13(3)(b) (b) Each student shall have a portfolio of evidence that the standards in subch. II have been met. Institutions do not need to maintain a file copy of the portfolio.
PI 34.13(3)(c) (c) The institution, in collaboration with the department, shall systematically evaluate and report to the public graduate performance in obtaining employment in Wisconsin schools or school districts as well as graduate performance in advancing from the initial to professional educator license and master educator license after the first 5 years of employment.
PI 34.13 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.14 PI 34.14 Student recruitment, admission and retention.
PI 34.14(1)(1) Diversity of students. The SCD shall create and implement an explicit plan with adequate resources to recruit, admit and retain a diverse student body as follows:
PI 34.14(1)(a) (a) The SCD shall establish standards for admission to initial programs that include all of the following:
PI 34.14(1)(a)1. 1. Student competency in communication skills, which includes computers and emerging technology, as determined through passing scores on standardized tests approved by the state superintendent, or through assessments designed and adopted by the SCD prior to admission to the programs.
PI 34.14(1)(a)2. 2. Other student program entry requirements such as letters of recommendation, specific courses completed within the program, prior experience with children, personal interviews, or background checks.
PI 34.14(1)(a)3. 3. A student cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on at least 40 semester credits of collegiate level course work for admission to initial programs, or a 2.75 on a scale of 4.0 in a bachelor's degree program for admission to advanced programs. Evidence other than grade point average may be approved by the state superintendent for use by colleges where alternative measures of performance are in place.
PI 34.14(1)(b) (b) Exceptions under par. (a) relating to the established passing scores on standardized tests or SCD designed or approved assessments, or the minimum cumulative grade point average may be granted to no more than 10% of the total number of students admitted to the initial or advanced programs for each admission period.
PI 34.14(2) (2)Student completion.
PI 34.14(2)(a)(a) The SCD shall establish standards for program completion at both the initial and advanced levels that include:
PI 34.14(2)(a)1. 1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for initial programs or a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for advanced programs. Evidence other than grade point average may be approved by the state superintendent for use by colleges where alternative measures of performance are in place.
PI 34.14(2)(a)2. 2. Exceptions to the minimum grade point average may be granted to no more than 10% of the total number of students completing professional education programs leading to licensure in each graduation period.
PI 34.14(2)(b) (b) The SCD shall ensure all students completing programs at both the initial and advanced level demonstrate the knowledge, dispositions, and performances that substantiate competence in the standards in subch. II at required exit level proficiency through multiple measures over time designed or adopted by the SCD culminating in assessment during student teaching, internships or practicums.
PI 34.14(2)(c) (c) The SCD shall ensure students in both initial and advanced programs are provided adequate educational program resources, advising, and information to successfully complete their program.
PI 34.14 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.15 PI 34.15 Conceptual framework. Each SCD shall have a written conceptual framework included as part of the requirements under s. PI 34.06 (1). The conceptual framework shall be well defined, articulated, and defensible and shall include all of the following:
PI 34.15(1) (1) A performance-based professional education program representing the standards under subch. II. The standards shall be adopted to meet the requirements under par. (a) or (b), and the requirement under par. (c) as follows:
PI 34.15(1)(a) (a) Adopt the standards as written or modify the language to reflect the mission, vision, and philosophy of its own program. Additional standards that enhance or support the mission of the SCD and institution may be developed.
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