PIE high schools enter into a contractual agreement with the university to offer university courses and hire teachers who have master’s degrees and at least 18 graduate credits in the content area related to each college-level PIE class. These teachers must be approved by the academic department at the university and work closely with a university liaison professor.
UW-Whitewater provides support for teachers with a master’s degree not specifically related to the content area by providing online graduate courses at no charge for participating instructors. Teachers will need at least 18 graduate credits in the subject area. For example, teachers with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction could be accepted as PIE instructors for computer science provided that they enroll and complete graduate courses in computer science.
|6 months prior to course||
Assist teacher(s) in applying for PIE instructor status
|3 months prior to course||
Market PIE course(s) to student body and parents
|1-2 months prior to course||Ensure that parents and students are well informed on transcripts, and email.|
|During the course semester||Facilitate surveys of PIE course offerings among high school students, teachers, administrators and parents|
|End of semester||Communicate with PIE coordinator at UW-Whitewater to elaborate issues or concerns|
|Once/year||Attend PIE coordinator meeting as scheduled|
UW-Whitewater’s PIE program meets the standards for dual enrollment programs established by the University of Wisconsin System. For more information please consult: https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/uw-system-administrative-policies/college-credit-in-high-school/
In accordance with Federal, State, and UW-System laws, regulations and policies, no otherwise qualified student with a disability shall be denied equal access to UW-Whitewater programs. This includes high school students in the PIE (Partners in Education) concurrent education programs. All accommodations for students with disabilities enrolled in a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater course(s) must have approved accommodations through the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). Existing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or 504 Plans are not approved at the university level.
Students are encouraged to apply for services as soon as possible, preferable upon enrollment to the course. Students should complete an application uww.edu/csd and submit any documentations to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). While an IEP or 504 Plan is helpful, it may not be sufficient nor may all currently approved high school accommodations or modifications be approved. CSD will set up a phone or Skype conference for intake. For students who qualified for services a Verified Individual Services and Accommodations (VISA) plan will be individually created and will be provided to the student, the concurrent course coordinator, CSD, and the high school. Accommodations will be implemented at the local high school.