For Use in Preparing the Institutional Report
Office of Postsecondary Education U.S. Department of Education
Annual Institutional Questionnaire on Teacher
Preparation: Academic year: 2007-2008
||University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
|Respondent name and title:
||Maggie Beeber, Teacher Certification Officer
|Respondent phone number:
|Electronic mail address:
||School of Education
||College of Professional Studies
Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act
mandates that the Department of Education collect data on
state assessments, other requirements, and standards for
teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the
performance of teacher preparation programs. The law
requires the Secretary to use these data in submitting an
annual report on the quality of teacher preparation to the
Congress. The first Secretarial report is due April 7,
2002. Annual state reports to the Secretary are first due
on October 7, 2001. Data from institutions with teacher
preparation programs are due to states annually, beginning
April 7, 2001, for use by states in preparing annual report
cards to the Secretary.
Paperwork Burden Statement
This is a required data collection. Response is not
voluntary. According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of
information unless such collection displays a valid OMB
control number. The valid OMB control number for this
information collection is 1840-0744 (expiration date:
6/30/2009). The time required for institutions to complete
this information collection is estimated to average 69 hours
per response, including the time to review instructions,
search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and
complete and review the information collection. If you have
any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s)
or suggestions for improving this form, please write to:
U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4651.
If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of
your individual submission of this form, write directly to:
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S.
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Room 7115,
Washington, DC 20006.
Section II. Program information.
(A) Number of students in the regular teacher preparation program
at your institution:
Please specify the number of students in your teacher
preparation program during academic year 2007-2008, including
all areas of specialization.
1. Total number of students enrolled during 2007-2008:
(B) Information about supervised student teaching:
2. How many students (in the regular program and any
alternative route programs) were in programs of supervised
student teaching during academic year 2007-2008? 236
3. Please provide the numbers of supervising faculty who
7 Appointed full-time faculty in professional
education: an individual who works full time in a school,
college, or department of education, and spends at least part of
the time in supervision of teacher preparation students.
16 Appointed part-time faculty in professional
education and full-time in the institution: any full time
faculty member in the institution who also may be supervising or
teaching in the teacher preparation program.
13 Appointed part-time faculty in professional
education, not otherwise employed by the institution: may be
part time university faculty or pre-K-12 teachers who supervise
prospective teachers. The numbers do not include K-12
teachers who simply receive a stipend for supervising student
teachers. Rather, this third category is intended to reflect
the growing trend among institutions of higher education to
appoint K-12 teachers as clinical faculty, with the rights and
responsibilities of the institution's regular faculty.
Supervising faculty for purposes of this data collection
includes all persons who the institution regards as having
faculty status and who were assigned by the teacher preparation
program to provide supervision and evaluation of student
teaching, with an administrative link or relationship to the
teacher preparation program.
Total number of supervising faculty for the teacher preparation
program during 2007-2008: 36
4. The student/faculty ratio was (divide the total given in
B2. by the number given in B3.):
5. The average number of hours per week required of student
participation in supervised student teaching in these programs
was: The total number of weeks of supervised student teaching
18. The total number of hours required is 720
(C) Information about state approval or accreditation of teacher
6. Is your teacher preparation program currently approved or
accredited by the state? __X__ Yes _____ No
7. Is your teacher preparation program currently under a
designation as "low-performing" by the state (as per section 208
(a) of the HEA of 1998)? _____ Yes __X___ No
8. NOTE: See appendix A of the manual for the legislative
language referring to "low-performing" programs.
Section III. Contextual information (optional).
Please use this space to provide any additional information that
describes your teacher preparation program(s). You may also attach
information to this questionnaire.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point teacher education programs
share the vision that our students will encounter rich, multi-cultural
experiences, varied and meaningful opportunities for experimentation
within K-12 classrooms, a sound understanding of educational pedagogy
and knowledge of the most current views regarding educational practices.
Additionally, we nurture our students in becoming reflective
practitioners, capable of anticipating future needs and changes within
the professional arena and capable of assuming roles of leadership.
Each of our programs has adopted a framework of Wisconsin Teacher
Standards that are woven throughout the students' course of study. These
standards include building a solid understanding of content knowledge,
understanding diverse needs of students, understanding accommodations to
be made in teaching each child, and understanding design and
implementation of on-going assessment practices, and possessing a strong
knowledge of pedagogical applications. Students graduating from our
programs who are recommended for licensure must demonstrate competence
in the knowledge, skills and dispositions as related to each of the ten
Wisconsin Teacher Standards.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has a 100+ year history in
teacher preparation. Teacher certification programs comprise the largest
academic interest on campus with the greatest number of teacher
certifications in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education,
Exceptional Education, Science Education, Speech Language Pathology,
English, English as a Second Language, Physical Education, Family and
Consumer Education, Mathematics, Music and Social Studies.
The hub for teacher education programs is the School of Education
(SOE), the home of the University's largest major, elementary education.
Elementary education students enter teacher education as juniors, with
an average 3.36 grade point, making this the most selective major on
campus. Also located in the School are majors in exceptional education
and early childhood education as well as teacher certification
coursework for all Early Childhood through Adolescent and all Early
Adolescent through Adolescent majors. Full time placement in schools for
all education fields in 2007-2008 was 60%.
The School sponsors the state's largest student education
organization, Student Wisconsin Education Association, which routinely
wins national awards from the National Education Association (NEA),
including the single Best Student Chapter in the nation award for seven
of the past nine years. In 2005 and 2007, the UWSP Chapter of Kappa
Delta Pi was awarded the Academics ACE Award for "Achieving Chapter
Excellence," which is an award given out every other year by the
National Chapter of KDP. The School also teaches the largest UWSP
graduate program, with over 1,000 teachers enrolled in regular, on-site,
or technology-mediated graduate courses.
The School of Education is at the forefront of educational
innovation. With grant support of over a $1,000,000, the School has
created two projects to support Hmong-American students in pursuing
teacher certification and graduate degrees in education. The School
houses other innovative programs including: UWSP Site-Based Master's
program and Network for Gifted and Talented. UWSP faculty participate in
creative use of distance and Internet for class delivery and service
activities. The School has recently developed and been approved to offer
an on-line masters program for teachers. A recent survey revealed that
over 1,200 K-12 teachers and 6,000 school-aged students were involved in
UWSP enrichment programs in any given year.