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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.
PI 34.18(3)(b) (b) To an applicant who meets the license requirements under this chapter but who has not been regularly employed in education for 5 consecutive years immediately preceding application for the license or renewal, upon written request of an employing school district administrator.
PI 34.18 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (1) (b), (d), (2) (b), (f) (intro.) and 1. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.185 PI 34.185 Agreements. The employing school district may meet the requirements in ss. PI 34.17 (2) and (3) and 34.18 (2) (c) through interdistrict agreements between school districts or agreements with other entities.
PI 34.185 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.19 PI 34.19 Master educator license.
PI 34.19(1) (1)General. The state superintendent shall design an application and assessment process for awarding a Wisconsin master level license in educator categories not covered by the national board of professional teaching standards, and may design such a process and award master level licenses for categories covered by the national board of professional teaching standards as appropriate to address issues of accessibility, equity, or quality. The master educator license is not required. The master educator license is a renewable license and shall be issued for a period of 10 years. Effective July 1, 2000, certification by the national board for professional teaching standards shall be accepted in lieu of meeting the requirements under this section.
PI 34.19(2) (2)Application. Effective July 1, 2004, a candidate for the master educator license shall submit an application to the state superintendent that includes all of the following:
PI 34.19(2)(a) (a) Documentation of a related master's degree.
PI 34.19(2)(b) (b) Verification of at least 5 years of successful professional experience in education with at least one cycle at the professional educator level or while holding a 5-year license or a life license issued prior to July 1, 2004.
PI 34.19(2)(c) (c) Evidence of contributions to the profession.
PI 34.19(2)(d) (d) Evidence of improved pupil learning.
PI 34.19(3) (3)Assessment.
PI 34.19(3)(a)(a) Upon approval of the application under sub. (2) by an assessment team, the master educator license shall be granted upon completion of both of the following requirements:
PI 34.19(3)(a)1. 1. A formal assessment by the team under sub. (4) of the standards under s. PI 34.02 for teachers, s. PI 34.03 for administrators and s. PI 34.04 for pupil service professionals. A formal assessment may include interviews, objective examinations, review of portfolios and essays or other methods of analysis and appraisal.
PI 34.19(3)(a)2. 2. A demonstration of exemplary classroom performance through video or on-site observation by the team under sub. (4).
PI 34.19(3)(b) (b) The assessment process developed by the department for master educator certification shall be comparable in expectations to the national board for professional teaching standards process.
PI 34.19(4) (4)Assessors. The candidate for a master educator's license shall be assessed by a team of 3 educators who have the same or similar job responsibilities and, in addition, may include a school board member. Assessors under this subsection shall be selected by the state superintendent and shall meet all of the following requirements:
PI 34.19(4)(a) (a) Been provided training by the department.
PI 34.19(4)(b) (b) Been nominated by professional organizations, including school board organizations.
PI 34.19(4)(c) (c) Been approved for appointment by the state superintendent.
PI 34.19(5) (5)Approval and renewal.
PI 34.19(5)(a)(a) The master educator shall meet the requirements under subs. (2) and (3) in order to receive or renew the master educator license. The assessment team under sub. (3) shall recommend to the state superintendent whether a license may be issued or renewed under this section. The state superintendent shall issue a decision.
PI 34.19(5)(b) (b) The master educator shall meet the requirements under s. PI 34.18 (2) in order to renew a license at the professional educator stage.
PI 34.19(6) (6)Appeals. Appeals of decisions made by the state superintendent may be made as follows:
PI 34.19(6)(a) (a) For teachers and pupil service 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 34.19(6)(b) (b) For administrators and individuals who wish to contest decisions under par. (a), appeals shall be made to the state superintendent as prescribed under s. PI 34.35 (8).
PI 34.19 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.195 PI 34.195 License based on equivalency or experience.
PI 34.195(1)(1)License based on equivalency.
PI 34.195(1)(a)(a) An initial or professional educator license may be issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved program, if the applicant has obtained a statement from an institution that the applicant has completed the equivalent of that institution's approved program, and if the applicant meets all of the applicable requirements of this chapter.
PI 34.195(1)(b) (b) An initial or professional educator license may be issued to an applicant who completes department approved standards-based training and assessments for the license. The assessment requirement shall include receiving a passing score on a standardized examination approved by the state superintendent in the area of licensure and in teaching knowledge. An initial or professional educator license may also be issued to an applicant who has demonstrated competence through an assessment process, approved by the state superintendent, that meets the standards under subch. II, including any standardized examinations prescribed by the state superintendent for licensure.
PI 34.195(1)(c) (c) An initial or professional educator license may be issued to an applicant who has completed an alternative training program approved by the state superintendent that is provided by, but not limited to, a college or university, school, school district, CESA, consortia, technical college, private enterprise or agency. Each alternative training program shall be based on the standards under subch. II and shall include assessment of candidate performance as measured against the standards, including any standardized examinations prescribed by the state superintendent for licensure.
PI 34.195(1)(d)1.1. The state superintendent shall insure that program providers under pars. (b) and (c) have adequate resources to support teaching by faculty and learning by students. The state superintendent shall insure that program providers under pars. (b) and (c) have sufficient budgetary resources to fulfill their mission and offer quality programs.
PI 34.195(1)(d)2. 2. The program provider, in collaboration with the department, shall systematically evaluate and report to the public graduate performance in obtaining employment in Wisconsin schools or school districts as well as graduate performance in advancing from the initial to professional educator license and master educator license after the first 5 years of employment.
PI 34.195(2) (2)License based on experience. An initial educator or professional educator license may be issued to an applicant who presents evidence of having completed an approved program in another state except student teaching if the applicant verifies 3 or more years of successful teaching experience in the subject or grade level of preparation and if the applicant meets all of the applicable requirements of this chapter.
PI 34.195 History History: CR 10-083: cr. (title), (1) and (2) renum. from PI 34.17 (6) and (7) and am. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.20 PI 34.20 Life licenses.
PI 34.20(1)(1) Effective July 1, 1983 life licenses are no longer issued.
PI 34.20(2) (2) A life license issued prior to July 1, 1983 is valid as long as the holder remains active in the profession, unless revoked by the state superintendent. This license becomes invalid if, for 5 or more consecutive years, the holder is not regularly employed in education. Completing the requirements given in s. PI 34.18 (2) may revalidate the invalidated license.
PI 34.20 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00.
PI 34.21 PI 34.21 Emergency licenses and permits.
PI 34.21(1) (1) An emergency license which authorizes a licensed teacher to teach in an assignment other than that for which the teacher holds a license may be issued for one specific assignment. The following conditions apply to an emergency license under this subsection:
PI 34.21(1)(a) (a) The license issued under this subsection is valid for a period not to exceed one year and expires June 30 unless an earlier expiration date is specified in the license.
PI 34.21(1)(b) (b) The district administrator or designated official of the employing school district requests that the emergency license be issued. The request shall state that a search was conducted for a fully licensed teacher and that no fully licensed teacher was acceptable for the assignment.
PI 34.21(1)(c) (c) A license under this subsection may be renewed if the district administrator or designated official of the employing school district requests that the license be renewed and if the applicant satisfactorily completes at least 6 semester credits or the equivalent coursework toward completion of an approved program in the teacher or pupil services area of the emergency license.
PI 34.21(2) (2) A permit, which authorizes the holder to be employed as a professional school employee for one specific assignment, may be issued. The following conditions apply to a permit issued under this subsection:
PI 34.21(2)(a) (a) A permit which authorizes the holder to be employed as a professional school employee may be issued to an individual who has a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university but does not meet the requirements of this chapter.
PI 34.21(2)(b) (b) The permit issued under this subsection is valid for a period not to exceed one year and expires on June 30 unless an earlier expiration date is specified in the permit.
PI 34.21(2)(c) (c) The district administrator or designated official of the employing school district requests the permit to be issued. This request shall be in writing and shall provide a full explanation and justification of need. The request shall state that a search for a fully licensed candidate was conducted and that no fully licensed individuals were available.
PI 34.21(2)(d) (d) A permit under this subsection may be renewed if the district administrator or designated official of the employing school district requests that the permit be renewed. The permit may be renewed if, between the date of issuance and the proposed renewal date, the applicant satisfactorily completes at least 6 semester credits or the equivalent coursework toward completion of an approved program in the teacher or pupil services area of the emergency permit. The request for renewal shall be in writing, shall include a full explanation of the need for renewal and shall state that a search was conducted for a fully-licensed teacher and that a fully-licensed teacher is not available.
PI 34.21 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (1) (c), (2) (a), (d) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.22 PI 34.22 Intern licenses. An intern license may be issued to a person assigned to a school system through an internship program approved by the state superintendent. An intern shall hold an intern license to receive a stipend from a board of education. The license may be issued only to a student recommended by the proper preparation institution authorities and who holds senior or graduate rank. A request signed by the district administrator of the participating school district shall be filed as a condition for the issuance of an intern license. An intern is assigned to limited instructional duties under the direction of a fully licensed practitioner in the specific field of internship. This license does not authorize the holder to substitute teach.
PI 34.22 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.23 PI 34.23 Substitute teacher license.
PI 34.23(1) (1) A substitute teacher license may be issued for a period of 5 years and may be renewed for additional 5 year periods if the requirements under this section are met. A substitute teacher license may be issued to an applicant who has held or is eligible to hold a Wisconsin license issued under subch. VII or the equivalent license in another state. Any teacher who holds a license may substitute teach as specified in sub. (2).
PI 34.23(2) (2) A short-term substitute shall be a licensed teacher or a licensed substitute teacher; however, a short-term substitute may be employed to teach any subject at any grade level. A long-term substitute shall be a licensed teacher or a licensed substitute teacher; however, a long-term substitute may be employed only in the subject and grade level in which the teacher is licensed. An emergency license or permit may be granted to a long-term substitute.
PI 34.23 History History: Cr. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 10-083: am. (1) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
PI 34.24 PI 34.24 Substitute teacher permit.
PI 34.24(1) (1) A substitute teacher permit may be issued to a person who holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university but does not meet the substitute teacher license requirements under s. PI 34.23 (1).
PI 34.24(2) (2) A permit issued under this section is valid for a period of 3 years and may be renewed for additional 3-year periods if the requirements under this section are met. A permit issued under this section is valid only in districts with a declared emergency as specified under sub. (3) (a).
PI 34.24(3) (3) A permit under this section may be issued if all of the following conditions are met:
PI 34.24(3)(a) (a) The district administrator or designated official of an employing school district declares that an emergency exists in the district due to the lack of qualified substitute teachers and requests that a permit be issued by the department. Districts shall make every effort to hire licensed substitute teachers before hiring permit holders.
PI 34.24(3)(b) (b) The district designs selection criteria and training for potential substitute teachers and the potential substitute teachers complete the training. The training shall include all of the following:
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