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, education 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 (UW-W can cover the cost of these courses for approved teachers in most cases if the courses are offered by UW-W)

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

Completed Application Received by:    Will 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

6 months prior to course

Submit PIE teacher application form, current resume and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to PIE coordinator for submission to the UW-Whitewater academic department

3 months prior to course

Work with UW-Whitewater liaison to align PIE course work with UW-Whitewater standards. Develop syllabus, student learning objectives, assignments, rubrics, etc.
Work with UW-Whitewater liaison to select course materials, including suggested readings and approved textbooks.

1-2 months prior to course Submit syllabus and assignments, tests, etc. for UW-Whitewater liaison approval
Work with UW-Whitewater liaison to develop D2L course site if appropriate
Develop timeline of course visits and review of student work with UW-Whitewater liaison
Assist students in completing their online admission form
During the course semester Provide examples of student work as agreed upon with UW-Whitewater liaison (including D2L for student feedback and/or grades if appropriate)
Coordinate class visits to PIE course with UW-Whitewater liaison
Visit UW-Whitewater campus to attend course
Assist students in accessing and using UW-Whitewater website including
End of semester Have students complete the Course Evaluation form (will be sent as a link)
Submit grates in WINS
Email Carrie Lencho when grades are submitted
Complete textbook inventory and submit to PIE coordinator
Once/year Attend PIE teacher workshop in June

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 online, six week graduate courses for our PIE teachers. At this time, courses in Math and 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.

Current Graduate Course Offerings

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.

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.

Please send any questions to pie@uww.edu