A person holding a middle childhood through early adolescence level license may teach the basic skills of reading, language arts, and mathematics to adolescent level students for high school credit if the grade level of the curriculum taught does not exceed the grade level of the teacher's license.
A person holding a license to teach may teach outside his or her area of licensing if the instruction is in collaboration with a properly licensed teacher. Under this paragraph, a properly licensed teacher shall be licensed at the pupil developmental level and in the subject area being taught and shall diagnose the pupils' educational needs, prescribe teaching and learning procedures, and evaluate the effects of the instruction.
Except as specified in subd. 2.
, an applicant for an alternative education program license shall possess a license to teach and shall receive an endorsement from a Wisconsin approved program verifying the applicant has met the competencies specified in s. PI 34.02
. An alternative education program license may be issued for a period of 5 years and allows the holder to teach any subject specified under ss. PI 8.01 (2) (L) 3.
in the early adolescent through adolescent level if the holder volunteers for that assignment.
(3) Bilingual-bicultural education.
Any person who has a specific assignment to teach in a bilingual-bicultural educational program shall be licensed as a bilingual-bicultural teacher. A license may be issued to an applicant who meets all of the following requirements:
Holds a license in the category and level of the bilingual-bicultural teaching assignment.
Is proficient in English and in the target language.
Has completed an approved program in bilingual-bicultural education at the developmental level of the license being sought that is the equivalent to a minor including all of the following:
Coursework in cultural and cross-cultural studies including all of the following:
Contemporary social problems with emphasis on the bilingual-bicultural child.
Analysis contrasting the target culture or cultures with other cultures.
Bilingual-bicultural field experiences in the community of the target group or groups.
Has demonstrated competency in foundations of bilingual-bicultural education, including rationale, history, and survey of existing models.
Has demonstrated theory and methodology of teaching the bilingual-bicultural pupil in both English and in the target language in the category of licensure.
Has completed language study which develops knowledge relating to phonology, morphology, and syntax in the target language as these elements contrast with English.
(4) Coaching athletics.
This license is not required. A license to coach athletics may be issued to an applicant who holds a valid Wisconsin license under this chapter, has completed a clinical program in coaching, and has obtained the institutional endorsement for the license to coach athletics or an applicant who is eligible for or holds a license in physical education based on a physical education major.
A license to teach driver education and traffic safety education may be issued to an applicant who has completed or possesses all of the following:
At least 3 years driving experience while holding a valid driver's license.
An acceptable driving record. In this paragraph, "acceptable" means an individual may not have more than 6 demerit points or a major violation charged by the Wisconsin department of transportation or the equivalent authority from another state in one 12 month period.
At least 15 semester credits of approved coursework in driver and safety education, which shall include all of the following:
At least 10 hours of supervised experience in teaching practice driving.
A two-year nonrenewable license may be issued to an applicant if he or she meets all of the following:
The applicant has a Wisconsin license and has been employed by the school district for at least 3 years as described under s. 118.21
The employing school district requests, in writing, that the department grant the applicant a license under this section.
Individuals who hold a Wisconsin life license under s. PI 34.17 (1)
and who held an initial driver education license with an effective date no later than July 1, 1980, may renew a driver education license by meeting the requirement under s. PI 34.18 (2) (f)
or by attending 3 annual department approved traffic safety related conferences and 3 traffic safety related workshops within the 5 years immediately preceding renewal of his or her driver education license.
A driver education license under this section may be revoked in accordance with subch. XII
if any of the following occurs:
The license holder does not maintain an acceptable driving record as specified under par. (a) 4.
The license holder is convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated under the laws of this state or under the equivalent authority from another state.
The license holder has a driver's license that has been suspended or revoked by the department of transportation or the equivalent agency in another state.
(5g) Gifted and talented.
A license in gifted education may be issued to an applicant who holds a regular license under subch. VII
and who has completed an approved program including a concentration in gifted, talented, and creative education, which includes demonstrated understanding and competence in all of the following:
The educational psychology of the gifted, talented and creative.
The ability to develop differentiated curricula and to modify content, process, and product expectations as a means of achieving differentiated learning outcomes.
The ability to recognize, recommend, and use alternative instructional strategies, including the use of technologies, to facilitate development of differentiated learner outcomes.
The ability and demonstrated performance in working with the gifted. This performance shall be demonstrated through a practicum, an internship, or supervised activity in working with the gifted, talented, and creative.
Demonstrated understanding of program models, methods, and general strategies for meeting the educational needs of the talented and creative. These include, but are not limited to, acceleration, enrichment, flexible grouping, resource rooms, mentorships, and independent study.
The ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs.
The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, families, community groups, university faculty, and resource people to facilitate appropriate educational experiences for the gifted, talented, and creative.
Has completed a clinical program in gifted and talented education.
In order to qualify for an instructional library media specialist license, an applicant shall complete an approved program, including a clinical program, that incorporates the model academic standards for library media.
In order to receive a professional educator license under this subsection, an applicant shall have a master's degree or the equivalent in an approved library media services program.
(6) Reading teacher.
Any person who has a specific assignment to teach reading shall hold a reading teacher license. A reading teacher license to teach at the early childhood through adolescence level shall be issued to an applicant who has completed an approved program and who has received the institutional endorsement for the reading teacher license and who meets all of the following requirements:
Eligibility to hold a Wisconsin license to teach or completion of an approved teacher education program.
Two years of successful regular classroom teaching experience.
Proficiency in the teaching of reading that includes a clinical program in teaching reading in all of the following:
Developmental reading for pupils in the early childhood through adolescent level.
Assessment and instructional techniques for readers with special needs.
Effective July 1, 1998, any person employed in an urban school district in a city of the first class who holds a valid teaching license may apply for an urban education license. This license is not required. In order to qualify for the urban education license, a teacher shall provide evidence of meeting the following competencies:
The ability to promote and ensure academic success for all learners.
The ability to create and teach a rigorous academic, integrated, and multicultural curriculum including thematic units to meet the needs of diverse learners.
The ability to function as an effective teacher in an urban school.
The ability to organize and manage a positive learning environment.
The ability to work as an effective member of a teaching team utilizing community-based learning and hand-on projects.
The ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with all stakeholders, including parents, guardians, and caregivers as equal partners in the learning enterprise.
The ability to use modern technologies and information systems effectively to enhance learning.
The ability to adhere to a professional code of conduct as an urban teacher.
The ability to engage in a system of growth and inquiry derived from a continual evaluation of learners' progress.
The urban education license recognizes the holder as competent in the abilities listed in par. (a)
and authorizes the holder to practice these competencies as a teacher in an urban school.
Evidence of successfully meeting the competencies in par. (a)
may be verified by one of the following:
An independent agency recognized by the state superintendent.
Successful completion of the requirements for the urban teacher license shall meet the license renewal requirements under s. PI 34.18 (2) (f)
(8) Vocational education.
Any person who has a specific assignment to teach an advanced level occupational skills course in grades 9 through 12 shall hold a vocational license under this section. A license to teach a vocational subject listed under par. (c)
may be issued to an applicant who meets all of the following requirements:
Demonstrates competency in principles, issues or philosophy of vocational education and a course in organization and administration of cooperative education programs.
Demonstrates related occupational experience preceding application for the license. The number of required hours of occupational experience for each vocational license is specified in par. (c)
, and the requirement shall be met in one of the following ways:
Paid occupational experience in related occupations for at least 60% of the required clock hours, and up to 40% in either or a combination of the following:
Graduate credits in technical subjects specifically related to the vocational subject for which the license is being sought. One semester credit equals 95 clock hours of occupational experience.
Attendance at workshops specifically related to the vocational subject for which the license is being sought. One clock hour of workshop experience may equal up to 3 hours of occupational experience. Approval of the state superintendent shall be obtained prior to attendance at the workshop.
Department approved occupational internships completed for college or university credit. One hour of paid occupational internship equals 3 hours of paid occupational experience.
Meets requirements for the specific vocational license, as follows: