Register March 2013 No. 687
Chapter TCS 3
CERTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL: REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Purpose and application.
Procedure for obtaining certification.
Educational occupational equivalencies.
Instructional supervisory certification.
Instructional related supervisory certification.
Instructional administrative certification.
Instructional related administrative certification.
Instructional specialist certification.
Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program facilitator certification.
State certification committee.
District certification committee.
Ch. TCS 3 Note
Chapter A-V 3 was renumbered chapter VTAE 3, Register, September, 1985, No. 357
, eff. 10-1-85; chapter VTAE 3 as it existed on April 30, 1993 was repealed and a new chapter VTAE 3 was created effective May 1, 1993; chapter VTAE 3 was renumbered chapter TCS 3 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462
Purpose and application. TCS 3.01(1)
The purpose of this chapter is to establish standards and procedures pursuant to s. 38.04 (4) (a)
, Stats., for the approval of minimum academic, occupational, and teaching requirements for district educational personnel and nondistrict personnel designated in s. TCS 3.03 (9)
who provide instruction for which district credit may be granted.
This chapter applies to all applications for initial certification or renewal of certification received by the board on or after May 1, 1993. A person holding 5-year, or provisional certificate on May 1, 1993 shall not have additional requirements for renewal for the same certification. A person changing position or instructional area assignment after May 1, 1993 shall comply with the additional requirements of this chapter.
TCS 3.01 History
Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448
, eff. 5-1-93; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462
In this chapter:
"Academic instructor" means a person teaching one or more courses in academic subjects such as mathematics, social science, English, communications, and science where the knowledges and skills taught are obtained by the instructor through collegiate preparation resulting in at least a baccalaureate degree.
"Accredited" means official recognition granted by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association to an institution, school or program meeting specified educational qualifications and standards.
"Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program facilitator" means a person responsible for coordination of an alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and intervention program funded in whole or in part under s. 38.35
"Board" means the technical college system board.
"Counselor" means a person employed by a district who is responsible for counseling students on vocational, career and personal concerns.
"Course" means an educational unit consisting of a series of instructional periods which are offered within a specific period of time to teach a particular subject for which credit or credit equivalency is granted.
"District" means a technical college district established under ch. 38, Stats.
"District board" means the district board in charge of the technical colleges of a district.
"Employed full-time" means employment of a person by a district in a program approved by the board for a period of time equal to or exceeding 50% of a full-time contract as determined by district board policy or a collective bargaining agreement.
"Employed part-time" means employment of a person by a district in a program approved by the board for a period of time less than 50% of a full-time contract as determined by district board policy or a collective bargaining agreement.
"Fully qualified worker" means a person employed in a target job of a program, or in a position directly supervising persons working in a target job of a program.
"Instructional administrator" means a person employed by a district who manages, supervises or evaluates certified instructional staff and exercises overall supervisory responsibility for the delivery, development or design of instruction.
"Instructional related administrator" means a person employed by a district who manages, supervises or evaluates instructional related supervisors or counselors and exercises overall supervisory responsibility for matters affecting student services and other areas, without the responsibility for the delivery, development, or design of instruction.
"Instructional related supervisor" means a person employed by the district, under the direction of an administrator, who supervises student services' staff, including counselors or other certified instructional related staff, acts as liaison with business and industry and the secondary schools within the district, without the responsibility of delivery, development, or design of instruction.
"Instructional specialist" means a person employed by the district who advises and assists instructional staff in the development and use of various curriculum materials, instructional devices and presentation techniques including audio-visual equipment, television, computers and equipment used to provide distance learning.
"Instructional supervisor" means a person employed by the district, under the direction of an instructional administrator, who manages one or more instructional programs and supervises staff who deliver, develop or design instruction.
"Instructor" means a person employed by a district who delivers, develops or designs courses in programs approved by the board.
"Librarian" means a person employed by the district who operates and manages a library or library services program, or both.
"Nationally recognized accrediting agency or association" means an agency or association identified by the secretary of the U.S. department of education as authorized to accredit a particular category of institution, school or educational program in accordance with the provisions contained in 34 CFR Part 603
"Occupational instructor" means a person employed by a district to teach one or more courses that are vocational or technical in nature where the knowledge and skills taught are obtained through occupational experience and academic preparation resulting in at least a baccalaureate degree or the baccalaureate equivalency provided in s. TCS 3.04 (1)
"Postsecondary degree granting institution" means a public or private educational institution awarding an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree.
"Recognized educational system" means a public or private educational system accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association or by the U.S. department of education.
"Verifiable occupational experience" means occupational experience that can be documented by a statement from a previous employer, tax forms, or a person associated with the business who is not related to the certification applicant.
TCS 3.02 History
Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448
, eff. 5-1-93; correction in (4), (8), (9) and (22) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462
Procedure for obtaining certification. TCS 3.03(1)(1)
Initial certification for district employees.
After employment of a person who requires certification, a district director or designee shall initiate the certification process by submitting a request for certification to the board. The employee shall be considered a party to any request for certification and shall provide documentation required under sub. (4)
pertaining to occupational, academic and teaching experience to the district director or designee for submission to the board. A request for certification of a person following initial employment by the district shall be submitted as soon as practicable, but no later than 6 months following commencement of employment with the district.
(2) Certification requests by individuals.
Following initial certification pursuant to sub. (1)
, an individual may request provisional or 5-year certificates for additional areas of instruction or categories of certification. Requests under this subsection shall be submitted to the district director or designee with documentation required under sub. (4)
pertaining to occupational, academic and teaching experience, and the district director or designee shall forward the certification request and documentation to the board. A person requesting certification under this subsection shall be responsible for payment of a fee equivalent to the fee charged to the district by the board for certification initiated by the district. Districts shall be annually notified as to the amount of the certification fee.
(3) Additional certification requests by districts.
Upon assignment of an employee to a position not included in the initial certification under sub. (1)
, the district director or designee shall request new certification for that employee from the board. A person who objects to obtaining additional certification may appeal the decision as provided under s. TCS 3.16
(4) Required documentation for certification.
A person subject to the requirements of subs. (1)
shall submit the following to his or her district director or designee for submission to the board:
A request for certification on forms approved by the board.