ERIC Number: ED415210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Teacher Education and Licensing in Wisconsin. Final Report of the Work Groups on Teacher Assessment, License Stages and License Categories. Bulletin No. 97306.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
The Standards and Assessment Work Group in Wisconsin developed an assessment framework for performance based teacher licensure. They determined assessment criteria, measurement categories, and contexts for assessing readiness for teaching. The License and Career Stages Work Group devised a licensure system to further enhance the quality of education. The system they created has three stages of licensure: initial educator, professional educator, and master educator, and includes a license renewal system leading to teacher growth that is tied to student needs and district goals. The License Categories Work Group examined issues in: shifting from grade range to developmental range licenses; shifting from discrete subject areas to broad field licenses; and shifting from individual categorical to general special education licenses. Six appendixes present: (1) Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure; (2) vision and principles guiding Task Force deliberations; (3) assessment of candidates from Wisconsin's institutions of higher education; (4) assessment of candidates from institutions of higher education in other states; (5) assessment of candidates from alternative programs for career changes through Wisconsin institutions of higher education; and (6) project budget detail. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
Division for Learning Support: Instructional Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; phone: 800-441-4563.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin