University of Wisconsin-Parkside considers dissolving teacher education department


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is considering suspending admission to the school’s teacher certification program and dissolving the teacher education department.
The Journal Times in Racine reports that Chancellor Deborah Ford is recommending the action.
If the proposal passes the Faculty Senate next week, officials say students enrolled in the certification program would be able to finish their degrees and student teaching, but no new students would be admitted.
Ford said she hopes a new education program will be in place in three years. Her announcement comes about a year after a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction investigation found that the university’s education program had “serious deficiencies and noncompliance issues.”