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Public Instruction, Department of

Education Administrative Director - Assistant Director of TEPDL - Career Executive - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 14-03496

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Assistant Director of TEPDL

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $29.024 and $44.653 per hour ($60,602 and $93,235 per year). This position is in pay schedule 81, range 01. A two year career executive trial period is required.
Laura Tetting, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-2189 or
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Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 7/30/14. The previous deadline date was 8/26/14.
Exam Information:
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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

The Department of Public Instruction, the Division for Academic Excellence, is currently seeking an Assistant Director for the Teacher Education, Professional Development and Licensing (TEPDL) Team. The position is located at 125 South Webster Street, Madison.

Job Duties:   

This position assists, in cooperation with other agency directors, in the development and implementation of program policy and budget affecting educator preparation, licensing, and educator development in the state. This position is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and directing responsibilities related to the program approval process for Wisconsin educator preparation programs; providing leadership with the implementation of educator performance assessments within the program approval process; providing leadership in managing the license application and renewal processes; providing leadership with development and implementation of emerging educator preparation licensure pathways; and managing the supervision, coordination, and direction of the work of TEPDL staff. Other responsibilities include interpreting state and federal legislation affecting educator preparation and licensing; collaborating on policies, procedures and processes for licensing and the online license application system; and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders in order to coordinate the necessary state and federal program compliance and monitoring responsibilities. Click here for full position description.

Special Notes:   

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

Knowledge of educational issues related to educator preparation programs, professional development and licensing for teachers, administrators and pupil services personnel; assessments and educational program evaluation; and state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to educator preparation, licensing, and professional development. Knowledge of and skill in leadership, quality improvement, team- and capacity-building, and administrative management and supervisory techniques; planning, coordinating, and managing programs involving multiple stakeholders and impacting a wide audience; interpreting state and federal legislation and working with Wisconsin PI34 Administrative rule relating to program approval and the licensing of professional educators; dealing with tasks that require independent organization skills and attention to detail; and working with educator preparation programs, PK-12 school systems, and educators related to program approval, educator development, and licensure. Skill in supervisory management techniques including recruitment, selection, and training of staff and effective oral and written communications. Ability to coordinate several programs and tasks at one time, exhibit adaptability, and make on-demand decisions with unforeseen deadlines and requests; demonstrate initiative and exercise a solutions-based approach; and foster positive working relationships with various stakeholders.

How To Apply:   

Apply Online!

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, and attach a resume. In additional to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the “Preview Exam” link above. After reviewing the exam questions, prepare detailed written responses to each of the three (3) exam questions. Submit your exam responses by copying and pasting your responses into the appropriate fields in the online exam. Your response to the exam questions will be used along with your resume to determine your eligibility for this position. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered.

Current Career Executives: Applicants with current Career Executive status do not need to submit the paper/exam. Please submit an Application for State Employment and a detailed resume. You may email the documents or apply online. However, if you apply online, you must contact Laura Tetting to ensure that your materials are not mistaken as incomplete.



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