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Teachers Complete Principal Licensure Program
Almost a dozen area teachers completed the Principal Licensure Program
at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and attended a special completion
ceremony in May.
Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the
program meets certification requirements for K-12 principals in both private
and public school settings.
Teachers who completed the program include:
Rebecca Bicha, third grade teacher at Malone Elementary in Prescott;
Craig Broern, science teacher and former athletic director in the St.
Croix Falls School District;
Timothy Chuckel, math teacher at the Hudson Middle School;
Steve Jensen, middle school English teacher in the Woodville School District,
who lives in Baldwin;
Dean Kaminski, elementary teacher at Tiffany Creek Elementary School in
Matthew Kiskunas, music teacher for the Spring Valley School District;
Mary Lansing, coordinator of special programs in the Spring Valley School
John Loy, social studies teacher and assistant principal in Chetek School
Shirley Rossing, elementary music teacher from New Richmond.
Rebecca (Cregan) Befeman, social studies teacher at St. Paul Central High
School, who lives in Woodbury, Minn.;
Stacy Martin, junior high special education teacher, South Washington
County School District.
Starting summer 2005, the program is offered jointly by the University
of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,
The program focuses on 21 competencies identified by the National Educational
Policy Board necessary to become a successful principal. While Wisconsin
requires a master's degree for certification, those seeking principal
certification in Minnesota must also obtain an education specialist degree.
Those seeking principal licensure in Minnesota can earn the required educational
specialist degree by taking additional courses at St. Thomas. Students
can earn a master of arts in educational administration from St. Thomas
by completing the 30 licensure credits plus one three-credit class. Students
who enter the program with a master's degree may obtain an education specialist
degree through St. Thomas by taking two additional classes for a total
of three credits.
For more information on admission to the program, visit its Web site at
www.uwrf.edu/outreach or contact
outreach and graduate studies at 715/425-3843.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:24 Central Daylight Time