Information for PIE Teachers

In order to teach a PIE course, a teacher needs to meet one of the following requirements of our regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission:

  • A master’s degree in the content area (e.g. biology, computer science, accounting)
  • A master’s degree in another area (e.g. curriculum and instruction, educational leadership) with 18 graduate credits in the subject matter
  • A master’s degree in another area with an approved plan to earn 18 graduate credits in the subject matter by 2021 (UWW can cover the cost of these courses for approved teachers in most cases if the courses are offered by UWW)

Teachers interested in becoming a PIE teacher at their school should complete an application and submit it along with a current resume and their undergraduate and graduate transcript.

Download PIE Faculty Application

Please allow at least two months for review of PIE applications. New PIE applications are reviewed on the following schedule:

Completed Applications Received byWill Receive Approval Notification by
January 1 March 1
February 28 May 1
April 30 July 1
June 30 September 1
August 30 October 15
October 14 December 15

Graduate Course Support for PIE Instructors

By 2021, all dual credit (PIE) teachers will be required to have the 18 graduate credits in the content area in which they are teaching.

Beginning in the summer of 2017, UW-Whitewater will be offering graduate on-line, six week graduate courses for our PIE teachers. At this time, courses in Math and in English will be available. Additional new graduate courses will be offered each summer until 2021. These courses are provided at no cost to approved UW-Whitewater PIE teachers.

Additional Applicant Eligibility Requirements

Some UW-Whitewater Academic Departments have established specific criteria for approval to teach PIE courses in their fields. Please consult the following course title links for program-specific eligibility requirements.

Art Studio 121: Art Studio 121 (Basic Art) is an introductory studio course for non-art majors and minors covering the basic concepts and materials of major visual arts. High school teachers interested in offering this course for dual enrollment should submit the following materials in the attached checklist for review by the Department of Art and Design. Art Studio 121 checklist.

Computer Science 162: Prospective PIE applicants for this course will be expected to cover the material and course exercises highlighted in the current textbook employed by UW-Whitewater.

English 101  Applicants for the freshman English courses should submit the material requested in the attached English 101 checklist and will want to consult the student learning outcomes outlined in the First Year Student Learning Outcomes document.

English 263 Applicants for the freshman English courses should submit the material requested in the attached English 263 checklist and will want to consult the student learning outcomes outlined in the First Year Student Learning Outcomes document.

Second Year World Languages: Please include all of the requested material of the world languages checklist with your application.

PIE Instructor Responsibilities


For more information

Please send any questions to pie@uww.edu.

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