PI 34.025 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.026 PI 34.026General provisions.
PI 34.026(1)(1)Effective date.
PI 34.026(1)(a)(a) Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c), a license issued under this chapter is effective on July 1 of the year of issuance.
PI 34.026(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (c), if an applicant completes an approved program after September 1, the effective date of the license is the date the applicant completed the program.
PI 34.026(1)(c) (c) If an applicant completes an approved program in December, the effective date of the license is January 1.
PI 34.026(1)(d) (d) A license issued under s. PI 34.028 (2) (d) shall have an effective date of January 1 if the school district requests the license for an assignment that occurs during the second semester of the school year.
PI 34.026(2) (2)Expiration date. A tier I license expires on June 30 of the last year of the license's term.
PI 34.026(3) (3)Tiers. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the state superintendent shall issue licenses using the following tiers:
PI 34.026(3)(a) (a) Tier I licenses, which authorize a license holder to practice in a limited area and are valid for a limited duration.
PI 34.026(3)(b) (b) Tier II licenses, which authorize a license holder to practice in a license area under subch. VI, VII, or VIII and are valid for a limited duration.
PI 34.026(3)(c) (c) Tier III licenses, which authorize a license holder to practice in a license area under subch. VI, VII, or VIII and have no expiration date.
PI 34.026(3)(d) (d) Tier IV licenses, which authorize a license holder to practice in a license area under subch. VI, VII, or VIII, have no expiration date, and may qualify an individual for a grant under ch. PI 37.
PI 34.026 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751 eff. 7-1-18; correction in (1) (a) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2018 No. 751; CR 19-034: am. (1) (c) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.027 PI 34.027License application requirements; license areas. An applicant may apply for a license under this subchapter by submitting an application to the department. The applicant shall provide the applicant's home address to the department. For each license issued under this subchapter, the state superintendent shall assign a license area as follows:
PI 34.027(1) (1)For a teaching license, the state superintendent shall follow the requirements under subch. VI.
PI 34.027(2) (2)For a pupil services license, the state superintendent shall follow the requirements under subch. VII.
PI 34.027(3) (3)For an administrative license, the state superintendent shall follow the requirements under subch. VIII.
PI 34.027(4) (4)For additional or supplementary license areas, the state superintendent shall follow the requirements under subch. IX.
PI 34.027 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.028 PI 34.028Tier I, 1-year renewable license with stipulations.
PI 34.028(1)(1)Authorization. A license issued under this section authorizes the license holder to teach in the grade level and subject area of the license or work as a pupil services professional in the grade level and subject area of the license.
PI 34.028(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier I license to an applicant who does not meet all of the requirements for a tier II, III, or IV license if the applicant meets one of the following:
PI 34.028(2)(a) (a) Approved program. The applicant has completed all of the coursework at an approved program and has a bachelor's degree but has not met all of the requirements for a tier II license.
PI 34.028(2)(b) (b) Intern. If the license is not for special education, the applicant is assigned to a school by an educator preparation program and all of the following occur:
PI 34.028(2)(b)1. 1. The educator preparation program recommends the applicant for licensure.
PI 34.028(2)(b)2. 2. The applicant is enrolled as a senior at a baccalaureate program or is enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program.
PI 34.028(2)(b)3. 3. The applicant will be supervised by an individual who is fully licensed in the specific license area of the internship or residency program.
PI 34.028(2)(c) (c) Out-of-state program. The applicant has completed an out-of-state program but has not met all of the requirements for a tier II license.
PI 34.028(2)(d) (d) School district need. The applicant is applying for a teaching license under this section and meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.028(2)(d)1. 1. The applicant holds a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
PI 34.028(2)(d)2. 2. The applicant's employing school district conducted a search for a fully licensed candidate and no fully licensed candidates were acceptable for the assignment.
PI 34.028(2)(d)3. 3. The district administrator of the employing school district submitted a written request to the state superintendent on a form provided by the department. The written request shall certify that the search under subd. 1 was conducted and provide a justification for the school district's need.
PI 34.028(2)(e) (e) Speech and language pathologist. Notwithstanding par. (d), for a tier I license in speech and language pathology, the applicant holds a master's degree and a valid speech and language pathologist license issued by the department of safety and professional services.
PI 34.028(2)(f) (f) Pupil services license. For a tier I license in a pupil services area, the applicant meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.028(2)(f)1.a.a. Except as provided in subd. 1. b., the applicant holds a master's degree from an accredited college or university in the area of the license or is enrolled in an approved preparation program that leads to licensure for that position.
PI 34.028(2)(f)1.b. b. If the applicant is applying for licensure under s. PI 34.061, the applicant holds a master's degree from an accredited college or university in the area of the license and is enrolled in an approved preparation program that leads to licensure for that position.
PI 34.028(2)(f)2. 2. The applicant has not met all of the requirements for a pupil services license under subch. VII.
PI 34.028(3) (3)Duration. A license issued under this section is valid for 1 year.
PI 34.028(4) (4)Renewal. Subject to s. PI 34.039, a license issued under this section may be renewed as follows:
PI 34.028(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a license issued under sub. (2) (a), (c), or (f) may be renewed once if one of the following occurs during the term of the license:
PI 34.028(4)(a)1. 1. The license holder is enrolled in an approved program and successfully completed at least 6 semester credits or the equivalent in the program.
PI 34.028(4)(a)2. 2. If the license holder completed all of the coursework or its equivalent in the approved program, the license holder attempted to complete all of the tests required for licensure.
PI 34.028(4)(a)3. 3. If the license holder does not meet the requirements under subd. 1. or 2., the district administrator of the employing school district submits to the state superintendent a written plan that demonstrates, by clear and convincing evidence, that the license holder will complete all of the licensure requirements.
PI 34.028(4)(b) (b) A license issued under sub. (2) (a), (c), or (f) may be renewed more than once if the applicant meets one of the requirements under par. (a) and the district administrator of the employing school district submits a written request for a renewal.
PI 34.028(4)(c) (c) A license issued under sub. (2) (d) may be renewed if the district administrator of the employing school district requests a renewal and one of the following occurs during the term of the license:
PI 34.028(4)(c)1. 1. The license holder is enrolled in an approved program and satisfactorily completed at least 6 semester credits or the equivalent coursework in the approved program.
PI 34.028(4)(c)2. 2. If the license holder completed all of the coursework or its equivalent in the approved program, the license holder attempted to complete all of the tests required for licensure.
PI 34.028(4)(c)3. 3. If the license holder does not meet the requirements under subd. 1. or 2., the district administrator of the employing school district submits to the state superintendent a written plan that demonstrates, by clear and convincing evidence, that the license holder will complete all of the licensure requirements.
PI 34.028(4)(d) (d) A license issued under sub. (2) (e) may be renewed if the license holder continues to meet the requirements under sub. (2) (e).
PI 34.028(4)(e) (e) A license issued under sub. (2) (b) may not be renewed.
PI 34.028 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; correction in (2) (d) 1. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2018 No. 751; EmR1909: emerg. am. (4) (a) 3., (c) 3., eff. 1-14-19; CR 19-034: renum. (2) (f) 1. to (2) (f) 1. a. and am., cr. (2) (f) 1. b., am. (4) (a) 3., (c) 3. Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.029 PI 34.029Tier I, 3-year district sponsored license with stipulations.
PI 34.029(1g) (1g)Definition. In this section, “residential school” means the Wisconsin educational services program for the deaf and hard of hearing, under s. 115.52, Stats., and the Wisconsin center for the blind and visually impaired, under s. 115.525, Stats.
PI 34.029(1r) (1r)Authorization. A license issued under this section authorizes the license holder to teach in a subject area or grade level other than the subject area or grade level covered by the license holder's valid tier II, III, or IV license. A license issued under this section only authorizes the license holder to teach in the school district, CESA, or residential school which requested the license under sub. (2) (c).
PI 34.029(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier I license in a new subject area or grade level or both to an applicant who meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.029(2)(a) (a) The applicant holds a valid tier II, III, or IV teaching license.
PI 34.029(2)(b) (b) The applicant has at least one year of full-time teaching experience in the employing school district, CESA, or residential school.
PI 34.029(2)(c) (c) The district administrator of the employing school district or director of the employing CESA or residential school submits a written request to the state superintendent to issue the license. The written request shall provide assurances that the employing school district, CESA, or residential school will provide appropriate professional development and supervision to assist the applicant in becoming proficient in the license program content guidelines for the new subject area or grade level. The employing school district, CESA, or residential school may partner with an approved program to ensure the applicant attains proficiency in the content guidelines.
PI 34.029(3) (3)Duration. Except as provided under s. PI 34.039, a license issued under this section is valid for 3 years.
PI 34.029(4) (4)Nonrenewable. A license issued under this section may not be renewed.
PI 34.029(5) (5)Advancement. The state superintendent may issue a tier II or III license to an individual holding a license issued under this section if all of the following occur:
PI 34.029(5)(a) (a) The license holder submits to the state superintendent or an approved program a written request for endorsement in the new subject area or grade level of the tier II or III license. The written request shall include evidence that the license holder is proficient in the license program content guidelines in the new subject area or grade level of the new license.
PI 34.029(5)(b) (b) The state superintendent or the approved program determine that the applicant has demonstrated proficiency in the license program content guidelines and is eligible for endorsement.
PI 34.029(5)(c) (c) If the individual is applying for a tier III license, the individual successfully completed six semesters of teaching with a license issued under this section.
PI 34.029 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; EmR1909: emerg. cr. (1g), renum. (1) to (1r) and am., am. (2) (b), (c), eff. 1-14-19; CR 19-034: cr. (1g), renum. (1) to (1r) and am., am. (2) (b), (c) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.030 PI 34.030Tier I, guest teacher license.
PI 34.030(1) (1)Authorization. A license issued under this section authorizes the license holder to teach in the subject area and grade level of the license. The subject area and grade level of the license shall be determined by the state superintendent based on all of the following:
PI 34.030(1)(a) (a) The course work shown on the applicant's transcripts used as part of the institutional endorsement or the credential evaluation by an international credential evaluation agency. The international credential evaluation agency shall be approved by the state superintendent.
PI 34.030(1)(b) (b) The subject areas and grade levels of the license granted to the applicant by another country.
PI 34.030(1)(c) (c) The applicant's professional experience.
PI 34.030(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier I license under this section to an applicant who meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.030(2)(a) (a) The applicant holds the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, as verified by an international credential evaluation agency.
PI 34.030(2)(b) (b) The applicant has completed a teacher preparation program in another country, as verified by an international credential evaluation agency.
PI 34.030(2)(c) (c) The applicant's employing school district agrees to provide the applicant the mentoring required under s. PI 34.040 (5).
PI 34.030(3) (3)Duration. A license issued under this section is valid for 3 years.
PI 34.030(4) (4)Renewal. A license issued under this section may be renewed once at the request of the employing school district.
PI 34.030 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.031 PI 34.031Tier I, charter school license.
PI 34.031(1) (1)Authorization. A license issued under this section authorizations the license holder to teach in a non-virtual charter school in the subject area and grade level of the license or to be a principal in a non-virtual charter school.
PI 34.031(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier I license under this section to an applicant who meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.031(2)(a) (a) For a charter school teaching license, the applicant has a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and has satisfactory content knowledge in the subject area of the license, as demonstrated by one of the following:
PI 34.031(2)(a)1. 1. Completion of a major or minor at an accredited institution in the subject area of the license.
PI 34.031(2)(a)2. 2. Passing a content knowledge examination approved by the state superintendent in the subject area of the license.
PI 34.031(2)(a)3. 3. Passing an assessment process approved by the state superintendent in the subject area of the license.
PI 34.031(2)(b) (b) For a charter school principal license, the applicant meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.031(2)(b)1. 1. The applicant holds a principal license or a similar license from another state that is in good standing.
PI 34.031(2)(b)2. 2. The applicant has completed at least three years of full-time classroom teaching.
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