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PI 34.15(5)(c) (c) Practicum program.
PI 34.15(5)(c)1.1. Programs for pupil services and administrative licenses shall include supervised practicums in the area of licensure that are developmental in scope and sequence.
PI 34.15(5)(c)2. 2. As a result of the practicum experience a license candidate shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Wisconsin standards in s. PI 34.02, 34.03 or 34.04.
PI 34.15(5)(c)3. 3. Successful performance shall be measured using all of the following:
PI 34.15(5)(c)3.a. a. At least 2 written evaluations based upon observations by the school-based supervisor and at least 2 written evaluations by the SCD supervisor shall be required during each student's practicum.
PI 34.15(5)(c)3.b. b. The evaluation procedures under subpar. a. shall include at least 2 conferences involving the school-based supervisor, the SCD supervisor and the practicum student. The school-based supervisor evaluation of the practicum shall become part of the student's portfolio.
PI 34.15(5)(d) (d) Graduate internship program.
PI 34.15(5)(d)1.1. Advanced programs shall include a graduate internship in the area of licensure that is developmental in scope and sequence.
PI 34.15(5)(d)2. 2. As a result of the intern experience, a license candidate shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Wisconsin standards under s. PI 34.02, 34.03 or 34.04, as appropriate.
PI 34.15(5)(d)3. 3. Supervision and primary responsibility for the student shall rest directly with the licensed local school district supervisor and indirectly with the college or university supervisor.
PI 34.15(6) (6) Provisions relating to cooperating teachers and other school based supervisors insuring that the cooperating personnel used in the clinical programs meet all of the following requirements:
PI 34.15(6)(a) (a) Hold a Wisconsin license, or an equivalent license where the clinical program occurs, and have volunteered for assignment as a cooperating teacher or school-based supervisor.
PI 34.15(6)(b) (b) Have at least 3 years of teaching experience with at least one year of teaching experience in the school or school system of current employment or have at least 3 years of pupil service or administrator experience with one year in the school or school system of current employment.
PI 34.15(6)(c) (c) Have completed training in both the supervision of clinical students and in the applicable standards in subch. II.
PI 34.15(7) (7) A general education program that demonstrates student knowledge and understanding of all of the following for initial classroom teaching licenses:
PI 34.15(7)(a) (a) Written and oral communication.
PI 34.15(7)(b) (b) Mathematics.
PI 34.15(7)(c) (c) Fine arts.
PI 34.15(7)(d) (d) Social studies.
PI 34.15(7)(e) (e) Biological and physical sciences.
PI 34.15(7)(f) (f) The humanities, including literature.
PI 34.15(7)(g) (g) Western and non-western history or contemporary culture.
PI 34.15(7)(h) (h) Model academic standards.
PI 34.15(8) (8) Graduate follow-up studies that include all of the following:
PI 34.15(8)(a) (a) The SCD shall develop a plan to follow-up on the performance of graduates for use in assessment of both initial and advanced programs. The follow-up plan shall include ways to gain information from graduates, employers, teachers in the field and others to provide feedback on programs.
PI 34.15(8)(b) (b) The SCD shall provide documentation on the follow-up plan, which demonstrates what information has been collected, how the information is being used, and what program changes have occurred.
PI 34.15(8)(c) (c) The SCD shall develop a plan for assisting graduates and to demonstrate how this plan has contributed to initial educator success.
PI 34.15 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (2) (a) 3. a., (6) (a), (7) (h), r. and recr. (2) (a) 5. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
subch. V of ch. PI 34 Subchapter V — Licenses And Stages
PI 34.16 PI 34.16 License stages.
PI 34.16(1)(1) Applicants may be issued licenses under the stages specified under ss. PI 34.17 to 34.19 upon completing an approved program and meeting all requirements under this chapter, including statutory requirements in s. 118.19, Stats.
PI 34.16(2) (2) Licenses issued under this subchapter are effective on July 1 of the year of issuance and expire on June 30 of the year of expiration, except when the applicant completes a state-approved program after September 1, he or she may be issued a license with an effective date that corresponds with the date the applicant completed the state-approved program requirements and that shall be valid until June 30 following the fifth full school year.
PI 34.16 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (2) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.17 PI 34.17 Initial educator license.
PI 34.17(1) (1)General.
PI 34.17(1)(a)(a) An initial educator license may be issued to an individual who meets the requirements of this chapter, including the completion of an approved program after August 31, 2004, for the first time in a license category with institutional endorsement or as demonstrated by a state superintendent approved assessment program under s. PI 34.195 (1) that meets the standards under subch. II.
PI 34.17(1)(b) (b) The initial educator license shall be issued for a period of 5 years and is a non-renewable license unless the individual has not been employed as an educator for at least 3 years within the 5-year period.
PI 34.17(1)(c) (c) A one-year nonrenewable initial educator license may be issued to an applicant who meets the license requirements under this chapter but who has not completed the requirements under sub. (4).
PI 34.17(1)(d) (d) The initial educator license stage shall be required one time for licenses under each of subchs. VII, VIII, and IX, with the exception of educators who meet requirements under s. PI 34.18 (1) (d).
PI 34.17(2) (2)School district requirements.
PI 34.17(2)(a)(a) The initial educator shall receive ongoing orientation from the employing school district which is collaboratively developed and delivered by school boards, administrators, teachers, support staff and parents.
PI 34.17(2)(b) (b) The initial educator shall be provided support seminars by the employing school district which reflect the standards in subch. II and the mission and goals of the school district.
PI 34.17(2)(c) (c) The initial educator shall be provided with a qualified mentor by the employing school district. The mentoring period may be for less than 5 years.
PI 34.17(3) (3)Initial educator team. A team of individuals shall be convened at the discretion of the initial educator and shall be responsible for review and approval of the initial educator professional development goals. Teams for review shall be constituted as follows:
PI 34.17(3)(a) (a) For classroom teachers, the team shall include a teacher of the same subject or at the same level who is not the mentor and who is selected by teacher peers, an administrator designated by the district administrator subject to approval by the school board and an IHE representative.
PI 34.17(3)(b) (b) For pupil services educators, the team shall include a pupil services professional in the same license category who is not the mentor and who is selected by peers, an administrator designated by the district administrator subject to approval by the school board and an IHE representative.
PI 34.17(3)(c) (c) For administrators, the team shall include an administrator in the same license category who is not the mentor and who is selected by peers, an administrator designated by the district administrator subject to approval by the school board and an IHE representative.
PI 34.17(3)(d) (d) Participation in the teams required under pars. (a) to (c) by institution representatives may be used to meet the requirement in s. PI 34.11 (2) (d).
PI 34.17(3)(e) (e) Nothing in this subsection shall limit the school board and the labor organization, where one exists, which represents licensed staff, and other licensed staff, from designing a district-wide agreement in lieu of meeting the specific requirements of pars. (a) to (c). The agreement shall be submitted to the state superintendent for approval.
PI 34.17(4) (4)Advancement.
PI 34.17(4)(a)(a) To move to the professional educator level, an initial educator shall design and complete a professional development plan that demonstrates increased proficiency and which reflects the standards in subch. II that have been identified by the team in sub. (3) for improvement. The plan shall include:
PI 34.17(4)(a)1. 1. Identified activities and objectives related to professional development goals, school or school district goals or performance goals identified by the educator.
PI 34.17(4)(a)2. 2. A timeline for achieving the professional development goals.
PI 34.17(4)(a)3. 3. Evidence of collaboration with professional peers and others.
PI 34.17(4)(a)4. 4. An assessment plan that specifies indicators of growth.
PI 34.17(4)(b) (b) Successful completion of the professional development plan shall be documented. The documentation may include but is not limited to evidence of whole group and individual student performance as measured by state, local, formal and informal assessments; lesson plans; supervisor and mentor comments of classroom performance; journals documenting samples of pupil errors and analysis of teacher interpretations of errors; ongoing documentation of classroom management techniques and results; and curriculum adaptations for children with disabilities or other exceptionalities with related outcome measures. The professional development plan may also include evidence that identifies professional development activities related to the professional development goals. The evidence may be in the form of samples of pupil work, letters of recommendation; evidence of attending professional meetings, workshops, conferences or seminars; administrative or supervisory evaluations; peer evaluations; journals, diaries or published articles; action research projects and results; college, university or technical college course work; or evidence of in-district work assignments outside of the classroom.
PI 34.17(4)(c) (c) Nothing in this subsection shall limit the school board and the labor organization, where one exists, which represents licensed staff, and other licensed staff, from designing a district-wide agreement in lieu of meeting the specific requirements of pars. (a) and (b). The agreement shall be submitted to the state superintendent for approval.
PI 34.17(4)(d) (d) Successful completion of the initial educator stage shall be measured at the initiation of the initial educator no sooner than 3 years but no later than 5 years after the license is granted. A majority of the 3-member team described in sub. (3) shall verify successful completion of the professional development plan. Appeals of decisions made by the 3-member team may be made as follows:
PI 34.17(4)(d)1. 1. For teachers and pupil services professionals, appeals shall be made to the state superintendent. The professional standards council may establish procedures to hear appeals referred. If the professional standards council agrees to hear an appeal, it shall, upon completion of its deliberations, make a recommendation to the state superintendent. The state superintendent shall issue a decision concerning the appeal.
PI 34.17(4)(d)2. 2. For administrators and individuals who wish to contest decisions under subd. 1., appeals shall be made to the state superintendent as prescribed under s. PI 34.35 (8).
PI 34.17(5) (5)Out of state applicants. An initial educator license may be issued to an applicant who completes an approved program from out of state, who has fewer than 5 years of successful experience in an early childhood through adolescence school setting in his or her respective teaching, pupil services or administrative license, and who has met the competency test requirements under s. PI 34.15 (2) (a) 3. a. The applicant shall provide evidence that the requirements under s. PI 34.15 (4) have been met before qualifying for a professional educator license.
PI 34.17 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (1) (a), (b), (d), (4) (b), (d) (intro.), (5), renum. (6) and (7) to be PI 34.195 (1) and (2) and am. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10; correction made in (1) (a) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2010 No. 659.
PI 34.18 PI 34.18 Professional educator license.
PI 34.18(1) (1)Eligible applicants. Except as provided under sub. (3), the professional educator license is a renewable license and shall be issued for a period of 5 years as follows:
PI 34.18(1)(a) (a) To applicants following successful completion of at least 3 years at the initial educator license stage and completion of a professional development plan under s. PI 34.17 (4).
PI 34.18(1)(b) (b) To applicants eligible to receive or renew a license before August 31, 2004.
PI 34.18(1)(c) (c) To applicants holding licenses without an expiration date also referred to as life licenses. License renewal requirements under sub. (2) do not apply to life licenses.
PI 34.18(1)(d) (d) To applicants with 5 or more years of teaching, pupil services, or administrative experience in another state corresponding to the license under subch. VII, VIII, or IX. Any deficiencies in meeting the standards in subch. II or s. PI 34.15 (4) shall be completed prior to renewal of the professional educator license.
PI 34.18(2) (2)Renewal.
PI 34.18(2)(a)(a) A professional educator shall complete a professional development plan that demonstrates increased proficiency and which reflects the standards in subch. II, as appropriate, including:
PI 34.18(2)(a)1. 1. Goals and objectives, which address the selected standards in subch. II with a rationale for each goal.
PI 34.18(2)(a)2. 2. Identified activities related to the professional development goals with evidence of application to the classroom or learning community.
PI 34.18(2)(a)3. 3. A timeline for achieving the professional development goals with evidence of annual review of goals and activities.
PI 34.18(2)(a)4. 4. Evidence of collaboration with professional peers and others including the review panel required under par. (c).
PI 34.18(2)(a)5. 5. An assessment plan that specifies indicators of growth and how meeting the goals improved the educator's professional knowledge and affected student learning.
PI 34.18(2)(b) (b) Successful completion of the professional development plan shall be documented. The documentation may include, but is not limited to, evidence of whole group and individual student performance as measured by state, local, formal and informal assessments; lesson plans; supervisor and mentor comments of classroom performance; journals documenting samples of pupil errors and analysis of teacher interpretations of errors; ongoing documentation of classroom management techniques and results; and curriculum adaptations for children with disabilities or other exceptionalities with related outcome measures. The professional development plan may also include evidence that identifies professional development activities related to the professional development goals. The evidence may be in the form of samples of pupil work, letters of recommendation; evidence of attending professional meetings, workshops, conferences or seminars; administrative or supervisory evaluations; peer evaluations; journals, diaries or published articles; action research projects and results; college, university or technical college course work; or evidence of in-district work assignments outside of the classroom.
PI 34.18(2)(c) (c) At the initiation of the professional educator, successful completion of the professional development plan shall be verified by a majority of the professional development team and communicated to the state superintendent. The professional development team shall be composed as follows:
PI 34.18(2)(c)1. 1. At least 3 licensed classroom teachers selected by their peers who would verify teacher plans in accordance with the standards in s. PI 34.02.
PI 34.18(2)(c)2. 2. At least 3 licensed pupil service professionals selected by their peers who would verify plans of pupil service professionals in accordance with the standards in s. PI 34.04.
PI 34.18(2)(c)3. 3. At least 3 licensed administrators selected by their peers who would verify administrator professional development plans in accordance with the standards in s. PI 34.03.
PI 34.18(2)(d) (d) Nothing in this subsection shall limit the school board and the labor organization, where one exists, which represents licensed staff, and other licensed staff, from designing a district-wide agreement in lieu of meeting the specific requirements of pars. (a) to (c). The agreement shall be submitted to the state superintendent for approval.
PI 34.18(2)(e) (e) Appeals of decisions made by the professional development team may be made as follows:
PI 34.18(2)(e)1. 1. For teachers and pupil services professionals, appeals shall be made to the state superintendent. The professional standards council may establish procedures to hear appeals referred. If the professional standards council agrees to hear an appeal, it shall, upon completion of its deliberations, make a recommendation to the state superintendent. The state superintendent shall issue a decision concerning the appeal.
PI 34.18(2)(e)2. 2. For administrators and individuals who wish to contest decisions under subd. 1, appeals shall be made to the state superintendent as prescribed under s. PI 34.35 (8).
PI 34.18(2)(f) (f) Individuals eligible to hold the professional educator license based on sub. (1) (b), or educators not regularly employed in the field of education, or individuals who hold or have held a professional educator license and have been teaching outside of Wisconsin, shall renew their license by meeting one of the following requirements in the 5 years immediately preceding the effective date of the new license:
PI 34.18(2)(f)1. 1. Successful completion of 6 semester credits from an accredited institution. The credits shall be directly related to a license held or to the standards in subch. II; or
PI 34.18(2)(f)2. 2. Successful completion of a professional development plan as identified in par. (a).
PI 34.18(3) (3)One year license. A one-year nonrenewable professional educator license may be issued as follows:
PI 34.18(3)(a) (a) To an applicant who meets the license requirements under this chapter but who has not met the continuing education requirement for renewal of a professional educator license.
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