TCS 3.03(4)(f) (f) Written verification from recognized educational systems to document teaching experience.
TCS 3.03 Note Note: Certification application forms are available from state board certification staff.
TCS 3.03(5) (5)Evaluation of requests for certification. All requests for certification and required documentation shall be evaluated by the board certification staff for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Education and occupation experience shall reflect current practices and standards in business and industry as determined by the director or designee. When it is determined that all requirements for certification are met, the board shall issue a certificate.
TCS 3.03(6) (6)Changes in program or course numbering. If a program or course number for an instructional area changes and the content of the program or course remains the same, the certification shall transfer to the resulting program number or course.
TCS 3.03(7) (7)Renewal of certification.
TCS 3.03(7)(a)(a) While a certificate is in effect, the certified person shall complete the renewal requirements designated for the appropriate certification. When the renewal requirements for a provisional, part-time provisional, or part-time approval certificate are completed, the district director or designee of the district where the person is employed shall provide documentation to the board of such completion. Board certification staff shall review the documentation and shall inform the district director or designee and the person of renewal of the certificate or nonrenewal due to a deficiency found in the renewal submissions. Upon completion of the renewal requirements for a 5-year certificate, the district director or designee of the district employing the person shall renew the certificate and shall provide that the documentation for a 5-year certificate renewal is available for audit by board certification staff.
TCS 3.03(7)(b) (b) Academic credits, occupational experience or other professional activities required to fulfill certification renewal requirements which are begun after May 1 and completed before August 31 of the final year in a certification period may be applied, at the option of the certified person, toward either the current or immediately succeeding renewal period.
TCS 3.03(8) (8)Certification period. The initial certificate is effective on the date which the person began work in the position requiring certification and remains effective until August 31 of the third year following issuance. All subsequent certificates shall take effect on September 1 of the year granted and remain effective through August 31 of the year of expiration.
TCS 3.03(9) (9)Certification of nondistrict educational staff.
TCS 3.03(9)(a)(a) The department of corrections, and the department of health and social services, including the division of youth services and the division of care and treatment facilities, may request certification from the board for employees who provide instruction for which district credit may be granted, and shall pay the costs associated with processing such requests.
TCS 3.03(9)(b) (b) K-12 school districts may request certification from the board for secondary school instructors and shall pay the costs associated with processing such requests. Eligibility for certification granted under this paragraph shall be determined by the board based on consideration of factors including the secondary instructor's current certification by the department of public instruction; a determination that the high school course for which certification is sought is technical college introductory level occupational or occupational related; and a determination that enrollment in the course is limited to secondary students who have demonstrated a mastery of relevant prerequisite competencies. The certification eligibility factors shall be demonstrated in articulation agreements between the technical colleges and the secondary schools. Certification granted shall be for one academic year, or portion thereof, and may be renewed.
TCS 3.03(10) (10)Certification of adult and continuing education staff. Each district shall establish and maintain certification standards subject to the approval of the director or designee for adult and continuing education staff who teach state aidable courses which are not part of state designated programs.
TCS 3.03(11) (11)Certification of driver education staff. Driver's education instructors are required to obtain a driver's education certificate. Certification requires the instructor to hold a valid Wisconsin driver's license and to have completed 6 semester credits in driver education and 3 semester credits in safety education, for a total of 9 credits completed in the field.
TCS 3.03 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; am. (9), Register, July, 1993, No. 451, eff. 8-1-93; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462.
TCS 3.04 TCS 3.04 Educational occupational equivalencies. The board shall deem the following occupational experience or combination of occupational experience and educational achievement to fulfill educational and academic requirements as follows:
TCS 3.04(1) (1) Employment as an apprentice or journeyman, or both, in the skilled trades for a total of 7 years shall be equivalent to a baccalaureate degree.
TCS 3.04(2) (2) Occupational experience, combined with education and training to prepare a person for the occupation which totals 7 years or 14,000 hours, shall be equivalent to a baccalaureate degree. Each academic credit or equivalent credit shall be equal to 110 hours of occupational experience.
TCS 3.04(3) (3) Occupational experience totaling 7 years or 14,000 hours under sub. (1) or (2) combined with an earned baccalaureate degree shall be equivalent to a master's degree.
TCS 3.04(4) (4) One half year of teaching experience gained while holding a part- time provisional certification shall equal one quarter year of teaching experience.
TCS 3.04(5) (5) An exception to the occupational requirements identified under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (b), (2) (b) and (3) (b) may be granted by the director or designee to a person with 2 years of related occupational experience as determined by the director or designee, who is hired to provide instruction in new and emerging occupations as determined by the state certification committee acting under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (j). A plan shall be developed by the person granted such exception and the district director or designee, which shall be sufficient to allow renewal each certification period, and to ensure that the person acquires education and training for the occupation and 12 months of occupational experience specific to the area. The plan is subject to the approval of the director or designee. Certification pursuant to this subsection shall be renewed where the person makes progress toward earning a 5-year certificate as stated under s. TCS 3.05 (2) (e) or (3) (e). A maximum of one year of the related occupational experience may include special study through armed forces service schools, manufacturer's schools, tutoring and institutes, or approved in-service teacher training programs.
TCS 3.04(6) (6) An exception to the occupational requirements identified under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (b), (2) (b) and (3) (b) may be granted by the director or designee to a person with certification who has 2 years of related occupational experience as determined by the director or designee, and who is eligible for certification in an additional instructional area. A plan sufficient to allow renewal each certification period shall be developed by the person granted such exception and the district director or designee to ensure that the person acquires education and training for the occupation and 12 months of occupational experience specific to the area. The plan is subject to the approval of the director or designee. Certification pursuant to this subsection shall be renewed where the person makes progress toward earning a 5-year certificate as stated under s. TCS 3.05 (2) (e) or (3) (e). A maximum of one year of related occupational experience may include special study through armed forces service schools, manufacturer's schools, special tutoring and institutes or approved in-service teacher training programs.
TCS 3.04 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; corrections in (6) and (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462.
TCS 3.05 TCS 3.05 Instructional certification. Each person employed by a district responsible for the delivery of classroom instruction or assisting in the management of one or more programs of a district shall obtain instructional certification from the board. An instructional certificate shall be granted as follows:
TCS 3.05(1) (1)Five-year certificate. A 5-year certificate shall be issued to a person employed by a district in a program approved by the board if the person has met all of the following requirements:
TCS 3.05(1)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. An academic instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree with a major in the subject area for which certification is sought, or a baccalaureate degree with 30 semester credits in the subject area. An occupational instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as determined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2). An occupational instructor shall have education or training preparing a person for the occupational area to be taught. Appropriate training may include vendor, manufacturer, in-service or other structured on-the-job training in the occupation.
TCS 3.05(1)(am) (am) An academic or occupational instructor shall complete 2 semester credits approved by the director or designee which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) in each of the following subjects, or shall complete equivalent district in-service activities which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) and approved by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (b) in each of the following subjects:
TCS 3.05(1)(am)1. 1. Philosophy of vocational, technical and adult education.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)2. 2. Teaching methods.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)3. 3. Curriculum or course construction.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)4. 4. Educational psychology.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)5. 5. Educational evaluation.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)6. 6. Guidance and counseling.
TCS 3.05(1)(am)7. 7. Educational diversity.
TCS 3.05(1)(b) (b) Occupational experience. An academic instructor shall have 12 months of occupational experience in a field other than education. An occupational instructor shall have 24 months of verifiable occupational experience as a fully qualified worker in each occupational area where certification is requested.
TCS 3.05(1)(c) (c) Teaching experience. A person shall have 2 years experience as a certified teacher in any recognized educational system.
TCS 3.05(1)(d) (d) Renewal. The 5-year instructional certificate shall be renewed if during the instructional certification period preceding the expiration date, the person seeking renewal completes 6 semester credits, or 2 months of appropriate occupational experience, or other professional activities identified in a district professional growth plan approved under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (g).
TCS 3.05(2) (2)Provisional certificate. A provisional certificate shall be issued to a person employed full-time by a district in a program approved by the board where the person has not met all of the requirements for a 5-year certificate under sub. (1) but does meet all the following minimum requirements:
TCS 3.05(2)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. An academic instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree with a minor in the subject area for which certification is sought, or a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 20 semester credits in the subject area for which certification is sought. An occupational instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as determined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2). An occupational instructor shall have education or training preparing a person for the occupational area being taught. Appropriate training may include vendor, manufacturer, in-service or other structured on-the-job training in the occupation.
TCS 3.05(2)(b) (b) Occupational experience. An academic instructor shall have 12 months of verifiable occupational experience in a field other than education. An occupational instructor shall have 24 months of verifiable occupational experience as a fully qualified worker in each occupational area where certification is requested.
TCS 3.05(2)(c) (c) Teaching experience. No teaching experience is required.
TCS 3.05(2)(d) (d) Renewal. The initial provisional instructional certificate shall be valid for 3 years and may be renewed for additional 2 year periods if during the provisional certification period preceding the expiration date, the person makes progress toward meeting the requirements of a 5-year certificate by completing 6 semester credits or district in-service activities fulfilling the requirement of sub. (1) (a). A person meeting the requirements of sub. (1) (a) but not sub. (1) (c) shall complete 2 semester credits approved by the district director or designee for renewal.
TCS 3.05(2)(e) (e) Special provision for persons receiving certification by instructional area prior to May 1, 1993. A person certified by instructional area prior to May 1, 1993 who does not have the occupational experience required under par. (b) shall be granted a provisional certificate under this subsection for the same instructional area. Thereafter, the person shall obtain 2 months of additional occupational experience as a condition of future renewal where the person's renewal does not meet the renewal requirements identified under sub. (1) (am).
TCS 3.05(3) (3)Part-time provisional certificate. A part-time provisional certificate shall be granted to a person employed part-time by a district in a program approved by the board where the person has not met the requirements for a 5-year certificate under sub. (1) but does meet the following requirements:
TCS 3.05(3)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. An academic instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree with a minor in the subject area for which certification is sought or a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 20 semester credits in the subject area for which certification is sought. An occupational instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as determined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2). An occupational instructor shall also have education or training which prepares a person for the occupational area taught. Appropriate training may include vendor, manufacturer, in- service or other structured on-the-job training in the occupation.
TCS 3.05(3)(b) (b) Occupational experience. An academic instructor shall have 12 months of occupational experience in a field other than education. An occupational instructor shall have 24 months of verifiable experience as a fully qualified worker in each occupational area for which certification is requested.
TCS 3.05(3)(c) (c) Teaching experience. No teaching experience is required.
TCS 3.05(3)(d) (d) Renewal. The initial part-time provisional instructional certificate shall be valid for 3 years and may be renewed for additional 2 year periods if during the part-time provisional certification period preceding the expiration date, the person makes progress toward meeting the requirements of a 5-year certificate by completing 2 semester credits or district in-service activities fulfilling the requirements of sub. (1) (a). A person who has met the requirements of sub. (1) (a) but not sub. (1) (c) shall complete 2 semester credits approved by the district director or designee for renewal.
TCS 3.05(3)(e) (e) Special provision for persons receiving certification by instructional area prior to May 1, 1993. A person certified by instructional area prior to May 1, 1993 but not having the occupational experience required under par. (b), shall be granted a part-time provisional certificate under this subsection for the same instructional area. Thereafter, the person shall obtain 2 months of additional occupational experience as a condition of future renewal, where the person is not renewing under the requirements identified in sub. (1) (a).
TCS 3.05(4) (4)Approval certificate. An approval certificate shall be issued only to a person already holding a provisional, part-time provisional, 5-year, or a life certificate . The approval certificate shall certify an additional instructional area or courses and shall be issued only when the approval area certified equals less than one-half of the person's annual teaching assignment and the person meets the following requirements:
TCS 3.05(4)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. An academic instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree with a minor in the subject area for which certification is sought, or a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 20 semester credits in the subject area for which certification is sought. An occupational instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as determined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2). An occupational instructor shall have education or training which prepares a person for the occupational area taught. Appropriate training may include vendor, manufacturer, in-service or other structured on-the-job training in the occupation.
TCS 3.05(4)(b) (b) Occupational experience. An academic instructor shall have 12 months of occupational experience in a field other than education. An occupational instructor shall have 24 months of verifiable experience as a fully qualified worker in each occupational area where certification is requested.
TCS 3.05(4)(c) (c) Teaching experience. No teaching experience is required.
TCS 3.05(4)(d) (d) Expiration and renewal. The expiration date for the approval certificate shall be the same as the expiration date of the instructor's provisional or part-time provisional certificate, or the expiration date of the instructor's 5-year certificate for an instructor who does not hold a provisional or part-time provisional certificate. An instructor holding only a life certificate shall have approval for a 2 year period and no requirement for renewal.
TCS 3.05(4)(e) (e) Special provision for persons receiving certification by instructional area or course prior to May 1, 1993. A person obtaining an approval certificate by instructional area or course prior to May 1, 1993 but not possessing the occupational experience required under par. (b), shall be granted an approval certificate under this subsection for the same instructional area or course.
TCS 3.05(5) (5)Part-time approval certificate. A part-time approval certificate shall be issued only to an occupational instructor employed part- time by a district in a program approved by the board. A part-time approval certificate shall be issued for a maximum of 2 courses for a certification period where the person has not met the requirements for the 5-year certificate under sub. (1) but does meet all the following minimum requirements:
TCS 3.05(5)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. An occupational instructor shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as determined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2). An occupational instructor shall have education or training which prepares a person for the occupational area taught. Appropriate training may include vendor, manufacturer, in-service or other structured on- the-job training in the occupation.
TCS 3.05(5)(b) (b) Occupational experience. An occupational instructor shall be required to have 24 months of verifiable experience as a fully qualified worker in each occupational area for which certification is requested.
TCS 3.05(5)(c) (c) Teaching experience. No teaching experience is required.
TCS 3.05(5)(d) (d) Renewal. The initial part-time approval instructional certificate shall be valid for 3 years and shall be renewed for additional 2 year periods if during the part-time approval certification period preceding the expiration date, the person completes 2 months of appropriate occupational experience and 10 hours of approved in-service activities relating to sub. (1) (a), or 2 semester credits or district in-service activities fulfilling the requirement of sub. (1) (a).
TCS 3.05(5)(e) (e) Special provision for persons receiving certification by instructional area prior to May 1, 1993. A person certified by instructional area or course prior to May 1, 1993 but not having the occupational experience required under par. (b), shall be granted certification under this subsection for the same or equivalent course.
TCS 3.05(6) (6)Emergency certificate. An emergency certificate shall be issued to a person having educational preparation or occupational experience in the instructional area which is less than that required for a provisional certificate where the person is employed by a district due to an emergency as determined by the director or designee. The emergency certificate may be valid for a maximum period of 12 months but shall not be renewed. The district request for emergency certification shall include a description of the circumstances on which the emergency request is based.
TCS 3.05(7) (7)Life certificate. The granting of life certificates was discontinued effective March 1, 1981, but certificates issued prior to that date remain valid.
TCS 3.05 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462.
TCS 3.06 TCS 3.06 Instructional supervisory certification. Each person employed by a district, under the direction of an instructional administrator, who supervises instructional staff, manages one or more district instructional programs, or supervises the development or design of instruction shall obtain an instructional supervisory certificate from the board. An instructional supervisory certificate shall be granted as follows:
TCS 3.06(1) (1)Five-year certificate. A 5-year certificate shall be issued to a person employed as an instructional supervisor where the following requirements are met:
TCS 3.06(1)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. A person shall complete the education and academic preparation requirements for a 5-year certificate under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (a) and the following additional education and academic preparation:
TCS 3.06(1)(a)1. 1. Two semester credits approved by the director or designee which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) in supervision or equivalent district in-service activities which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) in supervision and approved by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (b).
TCS 3.06(1)(a)2. 2. Twelve semester credits approved by the director or designee of professional education appropriate to the supervisory position in addition to that required under this paragraph.
TCS 3.06(1)(a)3. 3. A master's degree or equivalent as defined under s. TCS 3.04 (3).
TCS 3.06(1)(b) (b) Occupational experience. A person shall have the amount of occupational experience required under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (b).
TCS 3.06(1)(c) (c) Teaching experience. A person shall have 2 years of experience as a teacher in any recognized educational system.
TCS 3.06(1)(d) (d) Professional experience. A person shall have 2 years of experience as a certified supervisor in any recognized educational system.
TCS 3.06(1)(e) (e) Renewal. The 5-year instructional supervisory certificate shall be renewed if during the instructional supervisory certification period preceding the expiration date, the person seeking renewal completes 6 semester credits or 2 months of appropriate occupational experience or other professional activities provided by a district professional growth plan approved under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (g).
TCS 3.06(2) (2)Provisional certificate. A provisional certificate shall be issued to a person employed as an instructional supervisor where the person has not met all of the requirements for a 5-year certificate under sub. (1) but does meet all the following minimum requirements:
TCS 3.06(2)(a) (a) Education. A person shall have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent as defined under s. TCS 3.04 (1) or (2).
TCS 3.06(2)(b) (b) Occupational experience. A person shall have the amount of occupational experience required for an instructional provisional certificate under s. TCS 3.05 (2) (b) in the person's field of instruction.
TCS 3.06(2)(c) (c) Teaching experience. A person shall have 2 years teaching experience in any recognized educational system.
TCS 3.06(2)(d) (d) Renewal. The initial provisional instructional supervisory certificate shall be valid for 3 years and may be renewed for additional 2 year periods if during the provisional certification period preceding the expiration date, the person makes progress toward meeting the requirements of a 5-year certificate by completing 6 semester credits or district in-service activities, fulfilling the requirements under sub. (1) (a). A person meeting the requirements for sub. (1) (a) but not sub. (1) (d) shall complete 2 semester credits approved by the district director or designee for renewal.
TCS 3.06 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462.
TCS 3.07 TCS 3.07 Instructional related supervisory certification. Each person employed by a district, under the direction of an administrator, who supervises student services' staff including counselors or other certified instructional related staff, or maintains liaison with business and industry and the secondary schools within the district, but without the responsibility to deliver, develop, or design instruction, shall be required to obtain an instructional related supervisory certificate from the board. An instructional related supervisory certificate shall be granted as follows:
TCS 3.07(1) (1)Five-year certificate. A 5-year certificate shall be issued to a person employed as an instructional related supervisor if the person has met all of the following requirements:
TCS 3.07(1)(a) (a) Education and academic preparation. A person shall complete the education and academic preparation required for a 5-year certificate under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (a), 3.10 (1) (a), 3.11 (1) (a), 3.12 (1) (a) or 3.13 (1) (a), and all of the following additional education and academic preparation:
TCS 3.07(1)(a)1. 1. Two semester credits approved by the director or designee which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) in supervision, or completion of equivalent district in- service activities which contain the competencies identified by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (a) in supervision and approved by the state certification committee under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (b).
TCS 3.07(1)(a)2. 2. Twelve semester credits approved by the director or designee of professional education appropriate to the supervisory position in addition to that required under subd. 1.
TCS 3.07(1)(a)3. 3. A master's degree or equivalent as defined under s. TCS 3.04(3).
TCS 3.07(1)(b) (b) Occupational experience. A person shall have the amount of occupational experience required for a provisional certificate under s. TCS 3.05 (1) (b), 3.10 (1) (b), 3.11 (1) (b), 3.12 (1) (b) or 3.13 (1) (c).
TCS 3.07(1)(c) (c) Teaching experience. A person shall have 2 years of teaching experience or employment in an instructional related position in any recognized educational system, or 2 years of counseling or supervisory experience, in addition to the occupational experience required under par. (b).
TCS 3.07(1)(d) (d) Professional experience. A person shall have 2 years of experience as a certified supervisor in any recognized educational system.
TCS 3.07(1)(e) (e) Renewal. The 5-year instructional related supervisory certificate shall be renewed if during the instructional related supervisory certification period preceding the expiration date, the person seeking renewal completes 6 semester credits, 2 months of appropriate occupational experience, or other professional activities provided for by a district professional growth plan approved under s. TCS 3.14 (4) (g).
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