The program approval process is a review of an entity’s educator preparation program. The review process ensures that Wisconsin’s educator preparation programs meet the performance-based standards and statutory and rule requirements specified in Wis. Stat. 118.19 and Wis. Admin. Code sec. PI 34. In addition, the process requires that entities develop collaborative relationships with the PK-12 education community to promote continuous improvement throughout an educator’s professional career. Entities have the flexibility under Wis. Admin. Code sec. PI 34 to develop distinct preparation programs that reflect their unique missions, goals, and structures. Entities are responsible for providing evidence that their programs prepare educators who can meet the standards established by the State of Wisconsin in Wis. Admin. Code sec. PI 34 Subch. III and IV. The evidence is reviewed during the program approval process to ensure that entities have met all program approval requirements of Wis. Admin. Code sec. PI 34.
The following are resources for educator preparation programs seeking program approval.
Program Approval Resources
- Coming soon – The program approval handbook with Appendix A and Appendix B
- PI 34
- PI-1604 EPP Contact Form NEW – For changing contact information/user access
- Index of Approved Educator Preparation Programs – List of approved licensure programs, searchable by program name and license type.
- DPI Liaisons to Wisconsin Educator Preparation Programs – DPI TEPDL staff contact information for each approved program.
- edTPA Work Group Report – Policy recommendations and State Superintendent approval for Wisconsin edTPA implementation efforts.
- Approved Educator Preparation Programs – Webpage containing overarching Educator Preparation Program information.
License Based on Equivalency (LBE) Provider Resources
- Coming soon – The License Based on Equivalency Handbook
- Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) for Teaching Internship
- ELO License Code Crosswalk
- License and Assignment
- Developmental Levels for Licensing Aligned to Grade and Age
- Title II Higher Education Act – U.S. Department of Education website for Title II Higher Education Act.
- Instructional Technology Literacy for Educators – A resource in developing communication skills requirements.
- Educators Rising – Networking organization for educator clubs that expose students to careers in education.