PI 34.007(6)(a) (a) An onsite continuous review process visit demonstrates that the educator preparation program successfully prepares candidates for licensure.
PI 34.007(6)(b) (b) The educator preparation program is in compliance with all of the requirements of this chapter.
PI 34.007(7) (7)Professional standards council. The state superintendent may consider any comments or recommendations submitted by the professional standards council prior to making a decision under sub. (3) or (5) (c).
PI 34.007(8) (8)Program changes. An entity shall seek the state superintendent's approval under sub. (3) prior to implementing a new educator preparation program or making substantive changes in an approved program. Substantive changes include changes to any of the following:
PI 34.007(8)(a) (a) The assessment system.
PI 34.007(8)(b) (b) The entity's ownership.
PI 34.007(8)(c) (c) The content guidelines or standards.
PI 34.007 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751 eff. 7-1-18; correction in (2) (a), (b) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2018 No. 751.
PI 34.008 PI 34.008Program improvement plan. If the state superintendent determines that a program improvement plan is required under s. PI 34.007 (4) (a) or (5) (c) 3., the state superintendent shall provide written notice to the educator preparation program. The notice shall include all of the following:
PI 34.008(1) (1)A description of the specific areas of noncompliance.
PI 34.008(2) (2)A description of the program improvement plan, including the specific improvements the educator preparation program is required to submit to the department and the deadline for submission.
PI 34.008(3) (3)Notification that the entity's plan to address the areas in need of improvement shall be submitted to the department within 30 days of the date of the notice.
PI 34.008(4) (4)Notification of the date that the state superintendent will conduct an onsite review to determine whether the educator preparation program corrected the areas of noncompliance. The onsite review date shall occur within 90 calendar days of the written notification.
PI 34.008(5) (5)Notification of whether the educator preparation program may continue to admit students or provide institutional endorsement or both while on the program improvement plan.
PI 34.008 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; EmR1909: emerg. am. (4), eff. 1-14-19; CR 19-034: am. (4) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.009 PI 34.009Denials and appeal rights.
PI 34.009(1) (1)Denials. If the state superintendent determines that an educator preparation program does not meet the requirements under this subchapter or subch. IV or that an educator preparation program did not correct the areas of noncompliance within the specified time period under s. PI 34.008, the state superintendent shall deny approval. The denial letter shall include all of the following:
PI 34.009(1)(a) (a) The legal and factual basis for the denial, including the specific areas of noncompliance.
PI 34.009(1)(b) (b) The educator preparation program's appeal rights under sub. (2).
PI 34.009(2) (2)Appeal rights. An educator preparation program may appeal a denial under sub. (1) by filing a written request for a hearing within 30 days of the date of the notice. The written request shall include all of the following:
PI 34.009(2)(a) (a) The specific grounds for the hearing request, including each of the specific material facts or legal issues that are in dispute. Any material fact or legal issue that is not disputed shall be deemed admitted.
PI 34.009(2)(b) (b) If the educator preparation program asserts that a mistake of fact was made, the program shall include a concise statement of the essential facts which the program intends to prove at the hearing.
PI 34.009(2)(c) (c) If the educator preparation program asserts a mistake of law, the program shall include a concise statement of the law upon which the program relies.
PI 34.009(2)(d) (d) Any affirmative defense the educator preparation program intends to assert. The program's failure to raise an affirmative defense shall constitute a waiver of that defense.
PI 34.009(3) (3)Granting or denying request. The state superintendent may only grant a request for a hearing if all of the following apply:
PI 34.009(3)(a) (a) The request complies with all of the requirements under sub. (2).
PI 34.009(3)(b) (b) The appellant is entitled to a hearing under s. 227.42, Stats.
PI 34.009(4) (4)Notification to students. If an educator preparation program does not submit an appeal under sub. (2) or the state superintendent denies an appeal under sub. (3), the educator preparation program shall provide written notice to each prospective and currently enrolled student in the program of the denial. Within 15 days of receiving notice of denial, the educator preparation program shall submit to the department the names of all students currently enrolled in the educator preparation program and the program's plan to assist currently enrolled students in completing the program.
PI 34.009 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751 eff. 7-1-18; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2018 No. 751.
PI 34.010 PI 34.010Hearings and final decision.
PI 34.010(1) (1)Hearing examiner. If the state superintendent grants a hearing request for a hearing under s. PI 34.009 (3), the state superintendent shall nominate an independent hearing examiner. The independent hearing examiner shall do all of the following:
PI 34.010(1)(a) (a) Schedule a hearing within 60 days of the date the hearing request was received by the state superintendent.
PI 34.010(1)(b) (b) Not admit any evidence of educator preparation program changes implemented after the date specified in s. PI 34.008 (2).
PI 34.010(1)(c) (c) Within 60 days of the date of the hearing, issue a proposed decision for the state superintendent.
PI 34.010(2) (2)Final decision. The state superintendent shall issue a final decision and order to approve, reverse, or modify the proposed decision issued under sub. (1) (c).
PI 34.010(3) (3)Notification to students. If the state superintendent issues a final decision and order which denies approval of the educator preparation program, the program shall comply with all of the requirements under s. PI 34.009 (4).
PI 34.010 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.011 PI 34.011Experimental or innovative programs.
PI 34.011(1)(1)Request for approval. An entity may request the state superintendent's approval of an experimental or innovative educator preparation program that does not comply with one or more requirements contained in this subchapter or subch. IV by submitting the written evidence required under s. PI 34.007 (2). The written evidence shall be submitted to the state superintendent prior to the experimental or innovative educator preparation program's implementation. The written evidence shall indicate how the experimental or innovative educator preparation program does one or more of the following:
PI 34.011(1)(a) (a) Develops new approaches, arrangements, or contexts for the preparation of school personnel.
PI 34.011(1)(b) (b) Meets the special needs of particular segments of society, such as students of color, disadvantaged, or nontraditional students.
PI 34.011(1)(c) (c) Prepares school personnel for new types of positions that are emerging at the elementary, middle, or high school level.
PI 34.011(1)(d) (d) Improves the pool of candidates for a school districts by fostering cooperation between entities.
PI 34.011(2) (2)Approval. The state superintendent shall grant initial approval under s. PI 34.007 (3) if the state superintendent determines that the experimental or innovative educator preparation program meets the requirements under sub. (1).
PI 34.011(3) (3)Maintaining approval. If an educator preparation program is approved under sub. (2), the state superintendent shall annually extend approval for one year if all of the following occur:
PI 34.011(3)(a) (a) An onsite review visit demonstrates that the educator preparation program successfully prepares candidates for licensure.
PI 34.011(3)(b) (b) The educator preparation program is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter, modified as initially approved under sub. (2).
PI 34.011 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; correction in (1) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2018 No. 751; EmR1909: emerg. am. (2), cr. (3); CR 19-034: am. (2), cr. (3) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
subch. IV of ch. PI 34 Subchapter IV — Program Support
PI 34.012 PI 34.012Definitions. In this chapter:
PI 34.012(1) (1)“Entity” means one of the following or a consortium of the following:
PI 34.012(1)(a) (a) CESA.
PI 34.012(1)(b) (b) Community-based organization.
PI 34.012(1)(c) (c) Institution.
PI 34.012(1)(d) (d) Non-profit organization.
PI 34.012(1)(e) (e) Private enterprise.
PI 34.012(1)(f) (f) School.
PI 34.012(1)(g) (g) School district.
PI 34.012(2) (2)“SCD” means a subunit of an institution, such as a school, college, division, or department, which is responsible for overseeing the institution's educator preparation programs.
PI 34.012 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.013 PI 34.013Organization and administration of educator preparation programs.
PI 34.013(1) (1)SCD authority. If an entity is an institution, it shall ensure the SCD is clearly identified and has the responsibility, authority, and personnel to develop, administer, evaluate, and revise each educator preparation program at the entity.
PI 34.013(2) (2)Written policies. An entity shall have policies on all of the following:
PI 34.013(2)(a) (a) Faculty selection, promotion, and tenure.
PI 34.013(2)(b) (b) Faculty teaching loads.
PI 34.013(2)(c) (c) Faculty professional development opportunities.
PI 34.013(2)(d) (d) Community service expectations.
PI 34.013(3) (3)Resources and facilities. If an entity is an institution, it shall do all of the following:
PI 34.013(3)(a) (a) Ensure the SCD has adequate resources to support teaching by faculty and scholarship by students.
PI 34.013(3)(b) (b) Ensure the SCD has sufficient facilities, equipment, and budgetary resources to fulfill its mission and offer quality programs.
PI 34.013(3)(c) (c) Ensure that the SCD involves constituent groups from the local community in the development, evaluation, and revision of any educator preparation program.
PI 34.013 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.014 PI 34.014Faculty.
PI 34.014(1)(1)Recruitment of faculty. The entity shall recruit, hire, and retain a diverse educator preparation faculty.
PI 34.014(2) (2)Faculty qualifications. An entity's faculty who teach in educator preparation programs shall meet all of the following requirements:
PI 34.014(2)(a) (a) Have preparation specifically related to their assignment, hold an advanced degree, and demonstrate expertise in their assigned area of responsibility.
PI 34.014(2)(b) (b) Be knowledgeable about the current elementary, middle, and secondary curriculum, Wisconsin academic standards, practices, requirements, technology, and administrative practices that are appropriate to their assignment.
PI 34.014(2)(c) (c) 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 34.014(2)(d) (d) If the faculty member supervises pre-student teachers, practicum students, student teachers, or interns, the faculty member shall have at least 3 years of teaching, pupil services, or administrative experience or the equivalent, as approved by the state superintendent, in prekindergarten through grade 12 settings.
PI 34.014(2)(e) (e) If the faculty member is responsible for the leadership or coordination of the educator preparation program, the faculty member shall hold a minimum of a master's degree, its equivalent, or higher degree in the principal discipline of the program, as determined by the state superintendent.
PI 34.014(3) (3)Work load. The entity shall have workload policies which ensure faculty in educator preparation program have the time and resources to promote effective teaching and promote student learning, including advising, scholarship, and service.
PI 34.014(4) (4)Professional development. The entity shall provide the resources, time, and opportunities for all faculty to engage in professional development to enhance intellectual and professional vitality.
PI 34.014(5) (5)Staffing. The SCD shall have sufficient numbers of full-time faculty to teach in educator preparation programs to ensure consistent quality and delivery of programs.
PI 34.014 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.015 PI 34.015Facilities, technology, instruction resources, and support. If an entity is an institution, it is shall ensure the SCD has the following:
PI 34.015(1) (1)Facilities. Adequate classrooms, laboratories, offices, and workspace with current technology, equipment, and supplies necessary to fulfill the mission of the SCD.
PI 34.015(2) (2)Instructional resources. Adequate instructional resources to support the teaching and learning needs of each educator preparation program.
PI 34.015(3) (3)Technology. Sufficient current educational technology to ensure students have access to and can use current educational technology in instructional settings. Education technology includes specialized equipment used for teaching.
PI 34.015 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
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