Working with UW department-appointed Coordinators and Liaisons, UWHS teachers learn to use UW curriculum, activities, syllabi, texts, tests, and grading scales with their high school students, enabling their students to earn UW credit. Teachers offer the UW course either as a semester-long or full-year course in the high school. The teacher is responsible for ensuring that the course in the high school meets all requirements and expectations set forth by the UW academic department.
To support this work, UWHS teachers are supported by training, classroom observations, teaching resources, contacts in the UW department, and a cohort of other UWHS teachers in that subject area. In addition, UWHS teachers have access to UW libraries and UW NetID-protected services. Teachers also receive a stipend and clock hours for participating in UWHS trainings on campus.
To bring UW coursework to the high school classroom, prospective teachers go through four distinct steps. The steps in this section are typically taken the school year before the year in which the teacher hopes to offer the UW course, but some teachers and schools may wish to go through these steps two years before first offering the course in the high school.