Commitment to Continued Professional Learning

Responsive and Affordable
Both Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD)and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education believe education professionals deserve and need continued professional learning opportunities. To support MMSD, UW-Madison School of Education will work to develop relevant and affordable programs and professional learning experiences for MMSD teachers. These experiences will lead to professional learning communities and continue to create an atmosphere of professional growth for the district employees.


  • New Educator Induction - new educators will be eligible to earn one UW-Madison credit for seminar attendance and participation, culminating in three credits over the 3-year induction program.
  • Instructional Coaching - coaches will be eligible to participate in the UW-Madison coaching certificate program.
  • Stephens Elementary staff are participating in year long conversations and inquiry into equity and access at their school with Drs. Beth Giles and John Diamond from UW-Madison School of Education.

Other News:

"Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools" - Wisconsin Public Radio The Joy Cardin Show Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00pm Joy talks with John Diamond, UW-Madison School of Education Hoefs-Bascom Associate Professor of Education, has found that racial inequality occurs even in well-funded schools.