PI 34.0388(2)(b)4. 4. The ability to devise teaching methods appropriate to the culture of Wisconsin American Indians.
PI 34.0388(2)(b)5. 5. The ability to develop, encourage, and promote pupil participation in activities and events which reflect the contemporary ways of life of the Wisconsin American Indian culture and tribal sovereignty.
PI 34.0388(2)(b)6. 6. Knowledge of the principles and theories of child, young adolescent, or adolescent growth and development, as appropriate to the level or levels of licensure, and the relationship of that knowledge to teaching Wisconsin American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty.
PI 34.0388(3) (3)Duration. A license issued under this section is valid for a period of no less than one year and not to exceed three years, as determined on an individual basis, upon certification by the entity designated by the associated tribal government under par. (2) (am).
PI 34.0388(4) (4)Renewal. A license issued under this section is renewable.
PI 34.0388 History History: CR 19-034: cr. (title), (1), (2) renum. from PI 34.056 (3) and, as renumbered, am. (2) (intro.), (a), (b) (intro.), cr. (2) (am), (3), (4) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.039 PI 34.039Tier I limitations. A tier I license is subject to all of the following:
PI 34.039(1) (1)Except as provided in ss. PI 34.033, 34.036, and 34.038, an individual may not have a tier I license in special education for more than 3 years.
PI 34.039(2) (2)A school employing a tier I license holder in special education shall meet the requirements under s. PI 34.040 (5) and 34 CFR 300.156 (c).
PI 34.039 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; EmR1909: emerg. am. (1), eff. 1-14-19; CR 19-034: am. (1) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.040 PI 34.040Tier II provisional educator license.
PI 34.040(1)(1)Authorization.
PI 34.040(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), a tier II license authorizes an individual to teach or work in the license area specified under subch. VI, VII, or VIII.
PI 34.040(1)(b) (b) A license issued sub. (2) (e) authorizes an individual to teach in a Montessori school or program. The age level of a license issued under sub. (2) (e) shall be based on the age levels endorsed by the accredited Montessori training program that the applicant completed.
PI 34.040(1)(c) (c) The subject area and grade level of a license issued under sub. (2) (d) and (g) shall be based on the license areas endorsed by the accredited preparation program that the applicant completed.
PI 34.040(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier II license under this section to an application who meets one of the following:
PI 34.040(2)(a) (a) Approved program. The applicant did all of the following:
PI 34.040(2)(a)1. 1. Completed an approved program.
PI 34.040(2)(a)2. 2. Received an institutional endorsement.
PI 34.040(2)(a)3. 3. Demonstrated content knowledge by meeting the content requirements under s. PI 34.021 (1) (c).
PI 34.040(2)(a)4. 4. Demonstrated pedagogical knowledge, as required under s. PI 34.021 (1) (d).
PI 34.040(2)(a)5. 5. Met the requirements under s. PI 34.022.
PI 34.040(2)(b) (b) Expired or invalid license. The applicant holds an expired initial educator, professional educator, or master educator license or an invalid tier III, or tier IV license.
PI 34.040(2)(c) (c) License based on equivalency. The applicant submits a certification from an institution which certifies that the applicant completed the equivalent of the institution's approved program.
PI 34.040(2)(d) (d) License based on experience. The applicant meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.040(2)(d)1. 1. Holds a bachelor's degree or higher.
PI 34.040(2)(d)2. 2. Completed an out-of-state program.
PI 34.040(2)(d)3. 3. Has at least 3 years of successful teaching experience in the subject area of the license.
PI 34.040(2)(d)4. 4. Meets the requirements under sub. (2) (a) 3.to 5.
PI 34.040(2)(e) (e) Montessori training. The applicant meets the requirements under s. 118.194 (1), Stats.
PI 34.040(2)(f) (f) Online-only preparation with no student teaching experience. The applicant meets the requirements under s. 118.197, Stats.
PI 34.040(2)(g) (g) Out-of-state program. The applicant meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.040(2)(g)1. 1. Completed an out-of-state educator preparation program that meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.040(2)(g)1.a. a. Is approved by the state education agency of the state in which it is located.
PI 34.040(2)(g)1.b. b. Is comparable to an approved program, including student teaching experience.
PI 34.040(2)(g)2. 2. Received an institutional endorsement from the preparation program.
PI 34.040(2)(g)3. 3. Demonstrated content knowledge by meeting the requirements under s. PI 34.021 (1) (c).
PI 34.040(2)(g)4. 4. Demonstrated pedagogical knowledge, as required under s. PI 34.021 (1) (d).
PI 34.040(2)(h) (h) Standards-based training or assessment. The applicant successfully completed a standards-based training or assessment program approved by the state superintendent and passed the assessments approved under s. PI 34.021.
PI 34.040(2)(i) (i) National board certification. The applicant is certified by the national board for professional teaching standards.
PI 34.040(3) (3)Duration. A license issued under this section is valid for 3 years.
PI 34.040(4) (4)Renewal. A license issued under this section is renewable.
PI 34.040(5) (5)District requirements. A school district employing a tier II license holder who has less than three years of full-time teaching experience shall provide all of the following:
PI 34.040(5)(a) (a) Ongoing orientation and support which is collaboratively developed by teachers, administrators, and other school district stakeholders.
PI 34.040(5)(b) (b) A licensed mentor who successfully completed a mentor training program approved by the department.
PI 34.040 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751 eff. 7-1-18; correction in (2) (d) 4. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register May 2018 No. 751; EmR1909; emerg. am. (1) (b), cr. (1) (c), am. (2) (h), eff. 1-14-19; CR 19-034: am. (1) (b), cr. (1) (c), am. (2) (h) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.0405 PI 34.0405Tier II military spouse license.
PI 34.0405(1)(1)Authorization. A license issued under this section authorizes an individual to teach or work in the license area specified under subch. VI, VII, or VIII.
PI 34.0405(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a Tier II license to an applicant who meets all of the following:
PI 34.0405(2)(a) (a) The applicant is the spouse of an individual who is active duty military personnel.
PI 34.0405(2)(b) (b) The applicant holds a valid teacher, pupil services, or administrator license from another state.
PI 34.0405(2)(c) (c) The applicant provides verification of the applicant's spouse's current military orders and a copy of one of the following:
PI 34.0405(2)(c)1. 1. The applicant's marriage license.
PI 34.0405(2)(c)2. 2. The military ID card for the applicant's spouse.
PI 34.0405(3) (3)Duration. A license issued under this section is valid for 3 years.
PI 34.0405(4) (4)Renewal. A license issued under this section is nonrenewable.
PI 34.0405 History History: CR 19-029: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18.
PI 34.041 PI 34.041Tier III lifetime license.
PI 34.041(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
PI 34.041(1)(a) (a) “Educational entity” includes any of the following:
PI 34.041(1)(a)2. 2. Charter school.
PI 34.041(1)(a)3. 3. Licensed child care provider under contract with a school district to provide 3 or 4-year-old kindergarten.
PI 34.041(1)(a)4. 4. Private school.
PI 34.041(1)(a)5. 5. School district.
PI 34.041(1)(a)5m. 5m. Tribal school.
PI 34.041(1)(a)6. 6. Wisconsin center for the blind and visually impaired.
PI 34.041(1)(a)7. 7. Wisconsin educational services program for the deaf and hard of hearing.
PI 34.041(1)(b) (b) “Regularly employed in education” means employed as an educator providing services directly to students, families or fellow educators in a prekindergarten through college setting or providing administrative oversight in a prekindergarten through grade 12 setting for one hour per day per semester or its equivalent.
PI 34.041(1)(c) (c) “Successfully completed” means the fulfillment of duties as a teacher, pupil services professional, or administrator for each semester completed under the terms of employment.
PI 34.041(2) (2)   Authorization. A tier III license issued under this section authorizes an individual to teach or work in the license area specified under subch. VI, VII, or VIII.
PI 34.041(3) (3)   Eligibility. The state superintendent may grant a tier III license to an applicant if all of the following requirements are met:
PI 34.041(3)(a) (a) The applicant holds or has held a valid tier II license.
PI 34.041(3)(b) (b) The applicant meets one of the following requirements:
PI 34.041(3)(b)1. 1. Completed 6 semesters of experience in the license area of the tier II license. The 6 semesters of experience shall be completed within the five years preceding the start date of the new tier III license. The 6 semesters of experience shall include experience providing direct services to students or providing administrative oversight in a prekindergarten through grade 12 setting in the license area of the tier II license while employed by an educational entity in Wisconsin.
PI 34.041(3)(b)2. 2. Held a tier II license issued in the 2017-18 school year and completed 6 semesters of experience in the license area of the tier II license. The 6 semesters of experience shall have occurred between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2018, and shall have included experience providing direct services to students or providing administrative oversight in a prekindergarten through grade 12 setting in the license area of the tier II license while employed by an educational entity in Wisconsin.
PI 34.041(3)(c) (c) The applicant verifies to the state superintendent that the applicant has successfully completed the service under par. (b) on a form provided by the department. The form shall require verification from each applicable employer for whom the applicant has successfully completed service.
PI 34.041(4) (4)   License area. If the applicant holds multiple tier II licenses under subch. VI, VII, or VIII, experience in a license area in that subchapter will qualify as experience for other licenses held in the same applicable subchapter.
PI 34.041(5) (5)   Duration. A license issued under this section remains valid unless one of the following occurs:
PI 34.041(5)(a) (a) The license holder has not been regularly employed in education for 5 or more consecutive years.
PI 34.041(5)(b) (b) The license holder does not meet the requirements under sub. (6). The state superintendent shall restore a license that becomes invalid under this paragraph if the license holder obtains a satisfactory background check under sub. (6) within 180 calendar days of the license being invalidated.
PI 34.041(6) (6)   Background check. An individual holding a license issued under this section shall submit a request to the department to have a new background check conducted once every five years. The request shall be made between January 1 and June 30 of the fifth year since the individual's last background check, and by the same dates every five years thereafter. The department may charge a reasonable fee to cover the cost of background checks.
PI 34.041 History History: CR 17-093: cr. Register July 2018 No. 751, eff. 8-1-18; CR 18-060: r. and recr. Register April 2019 No. 760, eff. 5-1-19; correction in (1) (a) 3. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2019 No. 760; CR 19-034: cr. (1) (a) 5m., am. (4) Register February 2020 No. 770, eff. 3-1-20.
PI 34.042 PI 34.042Tier IV master educator license.
PI 34.042(1)(1)Authorization. A tier IV license issued under this section authorizes an individual to teach or work in the license area specified under subch. VI, VII, VIII, or IX.
PI 34.042(2) (2)Eligibility. The state superintendent may issue a tier IV license if the applicant holds or has held a valid tier III license and is certified by the national board for professional teaching standards or, if there is no applicable national board assessment, the applicant meets all of the following requirements:
PI 34.042(2)(a) (a) The applicant submits an application to the state superintendent which includes evidence of all of the following:
PI 34.042(2)(a)1. 1. The applicant holds a master's degree related to grade level and subject area of the license.
PI 34.042(2)(a)2. 2. The applicant has at least 5 years of successful professional experience under a tier III license in the license area of the tier III license.
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