The basic mission of the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point Professional Education Programs (UWSP-PEP) is to
provide quality pre-service training to undergraduates in early
childhood, elementary and secondary education and to provide quality
graduate, credit and non-credit, learning opportunities to educators in
Central Wisconsin. It is the vision of the Professional Education
Programs that students of our programs will encounter rich multicultural experiences,
varied and meaningful opportunities for experimentation
within classrooms, a sound understanding of educational pedagogy
and knowledge of the most current views regarding educational practices.
Part of our vision for our students is that they become reflective practitioners,
capable of anticipating future needs and changes within the professional arena, and capable of assuming roles of leadership.
The PEP faculty and staff are dedicated to the creation of new
partnerships between the University and the schools in this service area
to enable teachers, students and schools to meet or exceed world-class standards. To further these goals, the PEP will strive to use the most advanced concepts of distance learning, computer technology and other innovations in technology to extend our campus into every district in Central Wisconsin.
These new partnerships, professional development alliances, will be
embedded throughout the undergraduate program and will be a model of
excellence for teacher certification programs. Implicit in this view of
alliances is the vision of the educator (both public school and higher
education faculty) as the professional who engages in life-long learning, professional development and personal growth.