118.191(5)(a)1.c. c. For a bachelor's degree in a field other than those described in subd. 1. a. or 2. a., 65 points.
118.191(5)(a)1.d. d. For industry certification, 90 points.
118.191(5)(a)1.e. e. For industry experience in a trade or technical field, 5 points per 40 hours worked up to a maximum of 90 points.
118.191(5)(a)1.f. f. For an internship in a trade or technical field, 25 points.
118.191(5)(a)1.g. g. For being mentored in a trade or technical skill by a colleague or a Wisconsin Technology Education Association approved mentor, 25 points.
118.191(5)(a)1.h. h. For an apprenticeship in a trade or technical field, 5 points per 40 hours worked up to a maximum of 90 points.
118.191(5)(a)2. 2. The following for pedagogical experience:
118.191(5)(a)2.a. a. For a bachelor's degree in technical or technology education, 100 points.
118.191(5)(a)2.b. b. For a bachelor's degree in a field other than those described in subd. 1. a. or 2. a. and any teaching license or permit, 75 points.
118.191(5)(a)2.c. c. For credit earned at an accredited institution of higher education or technical college, 3 points per credit up to a maximum of 75 points for technical or technology education courses and science, technology, engineering, or mathematics courses and 3 points per credit up to a maximum of 75 points for education and pedagogical courses.
118.191(5)(a)2.d. d. For completing at least 100 hours of training in pedagogy, 5 points per 50 hours up to a maximum of 75 points.
118.191(5)(b) (b) The department shall verify the information in par. (a) using only the following:
118.191(5)(b)1. 1. For par. (a) 1. a. to c. and 2. a. to c., the applicant's transcript for the applicable degree or credits.
118.191(5)(b)2. 2. For par. (a) 1. d., the applicant's industry certificate.
118.191(5)(b)3. 3. For par. (a) 1. e. to h., the signature of a supervisor, employer, or other reliable observer.
118.191(5)(b)4. 4. For par. (a) 2. d., verification by a course instructor, a transcript, or a certificate.
118.191(5)(b)5. 5. If the applicant is unable to provide the verification required under subds. 1. to 4., any other proof of the applicant's experience approved by the department.
118.191(5m) (5m)
118.191(5m)(a)(a) The department shall use the following point system to evaluate an applicant for an initial teaching license to teach a vocational education subject under sub. (2) (b):
118.191(5m)(a)1. 1. The following for experience related to the vocational education subject that is the subject of the initial teaching license:
118.191(5m)(a)1.a. a. For a bachelor's degree in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field or in a field related to the vocational education subject and any teaching license or permit, 100 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.b. b. For a bachelor's degree in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field or in a field related to the vocational education subject, 75 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.c. c. For a bachelor's degree in a field other than those described in subd. 1. a., 65 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.d. d. For industry certification in the vocation, 90 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.e. e. For experience in the vocation, 5 points per 40 hours worked up to a maximum of 90 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.f. f. For an internship in the vocation, 25 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.g. g. For being mentored in the vocation by a colleague or a mentor approved by a recognized vocational association, 25 points.
118.191(5m)(a)1.h. h. For an apprenticeship in the vocation, 5 points per 40 hours worked up to a maximum of 90 points.
118.191(5m)(a)2. 2. The following for pedagogical experience:
118.191(5m)(a)2.a. a. For a bachelor's degree in any field and any teaching license or permit, 75 points.
118.191(5m)(a)2.b. b. For credit earned at an accredited institution of higher education or technical college, 3 points per credit up to a maximum of 75 points for courses in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field or in a field related to the vocational education subject and 3 points per credit up to a maximum of 75 points for education and pedagogical courses.
118.191(5m)(a)2.c. c. For completing at least 100 hours of training in pedagogy, 5 points per 50 hours up to a maximum of 75 points.
118.191(5m)(b) (b) The department shall verify the information in par. (a) using only the following:
118.191(5m)(b)1. 1. For par. (a) 1. a. to c. and 2. a. and b., the applicant's transcript for the applicable degree or credits.
118.191(5m)(b)2. 2. For par. (a) 1. d., the applicant's vocational certificate.
118.191(5m)(b)3. 3. For par. (a) 1. e. to h., the signature of a supervisor, employer, or other reliable observer.
118.191(5m)(b)4. 4. For par. (a) 2. c., verification by a course instructor, a transcript, or a certificate.
118.191(5m)(b)5. 5. If the applicant is unable to provide the verification required under subds. 1. to 4., any other proof of the applicant's experience approved by the department.
118.191(6) (6)The department shall approve or deny an application for a license under sub. (2) no later than 45 business days after receipt of the application. If the department denies the application, it shall provide, in writing, the reason for the denial. If the department does not act within 45 business days of receiving an application for a license under sub. (2), the application shall be considered approved and the applicant considered a licensed teacher until the department approves or denies the application.
118.191(7) (7)Nothing in this section prohibits the department from granting a teaching license to teach a technical education subject or a vocational education subject under s. 118.19.
118.191 History History: 2015 a. 55, 259.
118.1915 118.1915 Licensure for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructors.
118.1915(1)(1)Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (4m), (6) to (9), and (12) to (14), the department shall grant a license to an individual to provide instruction to pupils enrolled in a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program offered in the high school grades if the individual is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10) and the individual satisfies all of the following:
118.1915(1)(a) (a) Possesses a bachelor's degree.
118.1915(1)(b) (b) Successfully completed a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor Certification program.
118.1915(2) (2)A license under sub. (1) authorizes an individual to teach the courses for which the individual has successfully completed the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instructor Certification process.
118.1915 History History: 2017 a. 59.
118.192 118.192 Professional teaching permits.
118.192(1)(1)The state superintendent shall establish an alternative teacher training program for music, art, foreign language, computer science, mathematics and science teachers. The program shall consist of approximately 100 hours of formal instruction.
118.192(2) (2)An individual who holds a bachelor's degree in engineering, music, art, foreign language, computer science, mathematics or science from an accredited institution of higher education, has at least 5 years of experience as a professional in the subject area in which his or her degree was awarded and demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the state superintendent, competency in that subject area that is current and compatible with modern curricula may apply to the state superintendent for enrollment in the alternative teacher training program. The state superintendent shall charge a fee sufficient to cover the costs of the program.
118.192(3) (3)The state superintendent shall grant a professional teaching permit to any person who satisfactorily completes the program under sub. (2). The permit authorizes the person to teach the subject area specified by the state superintendent in grades kindergarten to 12. The initial permit shall be valid for 2 years. During the initial permit period, the person shall be supervised by a person who holds a regular teaching license. The permit is renewable for 5-year periods.
118.192(4) (4)A school board that employs a person who holds a professional teaching permit shall ensure that no regularly licensed teacher is removed from his or her position as a result of the employment of persons holding permits.
118.192 History History: 1991 a. 108; 1995 a. 27 ss. 3952, 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27, 237.
118.193 118.193 Licenses based on reciprocity.
118.193(1)(1)In this section, an “administrator license" means a license in a school administrator category under s. PI 34.32, Wis. Adm. Code.
118.193 Note NOTE: Section PI 34.32, Wis. Adm. Code, no longer exists. Chapter PI 34, Wis. Adm. Code, was repealed and recreated in its entirety effective 8-1-18.
118.193(2) (2)Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (4m), (6) to (9), and (12) to (14), the department shall issue a provisional license to teach for a term of 3 years to an individual who is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10) and who satisfies all of the following:
118.193(2)(a) (a) The individual holds a license to teach granted by the proper authority of another state and is in good standing with the proper authority of that state.
118.193(2)(b) (b) The individual taught for at least any of the following:
118.193(2)(b)1. 1. One year under the license granted by another state.
118.193(2)(b)2. 2. Two semesters under a license or permit issued by the department or 2 semesters at a private school in this state while the individual held a license or permit issued by the department. To qualify under this subdivision, the school district, cooperative educational service agency, charter school, or private school that employed the individual while the individual taught in this state while the individual held a license or permit issued by the department shall notify the department that the individual successfully completed 2 semesters of teaching experience, as defined by the department by rule.
118.193(3) (3)Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (9) and (11), the department shall grant an initial administrator license to an individual who is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10) and who satisfies all of the following:
118.193(3)(a) (a) The individual holds a license granted by the proper authority of another state that is equivalent to an administrator license and the individual is in good standing with the proper authority of that state.
118.193(3)(b) (b) The individual worked as an administrator under the license granted by another state for at least one year.
118.193(4) (4)
118.193(4)(a)(a) The department shall determine the subjects and grades that a license issued under sub. (2) authorizes an individual to teach based on the subjects and grades the individual is authorized to teach under his or her license granted by another state and the individual's teaching experience.
118.193(4)(b) (b) The department shall determine the school administrator category under s. PI 34.32, Wis. Adm. Code, for a license issued under sub. (3) and the grades to which the license applies based on the individual's license granted by another state and the individual's experience as an administrator.
118.193(5) (5)The department shall issue a lifetime license to an individual who obtains a provisional license under sub. (2) if the individual successfully completes 6 semesters of teaching experience, as defined by the department by rule. An individual who does not successfully complete 6 semesters of teaching experience, as defined by the department by rule, within the 3-year term of a provisional license issued under sub. (2) may apply to renew the provisional license. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may renew a provisional license under this subsection.
118.193 Note NOTE: Section PI 34.32, Wis. Adm. Code, no longer exists. Chapter PI 34, Wis. Adm. Code, was repealed and recreated in its entirety effective 8-1-18.
118.193 History History: 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 59; 2019 a. 43.
118.194 118.194 Initial license to teach; Montessori.
118.194(1)(1)Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (4m), (6) to (9), and (12) to (14), the department shall grant an initial license to teach to an individual who is eligible for licensure under s. 118.19 (4) and (10) and who satisfies all of the following:
118.194(1)(a) (a) Possesses a bachelor's degree.
118.194(1)(b) (b) Successfully completed a teacher education program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education or approved by the Association Montessori Internationale.
118.194(1)(c) (c) Successfully completed an introductory course in special education for which the individual earned at least 3 postsecondary credits.
118.194(1)(d) (d) Earned a passing score on any standardized examinations required by the state superintendent for a license to teach the same educational levels and subjects issued in accordance with s. 118.19 and on an examination identical to the Foundations of Reading test administered in 2012 as part of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure.
118.194(2) (2)A license under sub. (1) authorizes an individual to teach the educational levels for which the individual has successfully completed a teacher education program described in sub. (1) (b) at a school that uses the Montessori method as its primary method of instruction. The department shall treat an initial license to teach granted under sub. (1) in the same manner the state superintendent treats an initial license to teach granted in accordance with s. 118.19.
118.194 History History: 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 106.
118.195 118.195 Discrimination against handicapped teachers prohibited.
118.195(1)(1)No person otherwise qualified may be denied a certificate or license from the state superintendent under s. 118.19 (1) because the person is totally or partially blind, deaf or physically handicapped nor may any school district refuse to employ a teacher on such grounds, if such handicapped teacher is able to carry out the duties of the position which the person seeks.
118.195(2) (2)Any school board may request the state superintendent for advice and assistance in interpreting this section.
118.195 History History: 1993 a. 492; 1995 a. 27 s. 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27.
118.196 118.196 Teacher development program.
118.196(1)(1)A school board, governing body of a private school, or a charter management organization may apply to the department of workforce development for a grant under s. 106.272 to design and implement a teacher development program that satisfies the requirements under sub. (2) with an educator preparation program approved by the department and headquartered in this state.
118.196(2) (2)
118.196(2)(a)(a) The school board, governing body, or charter management organization and the educator preparation program under sub. (1) shall design the teacher development program to prepare employees of the school district, private school, or charter management organization who work closely with students to successfully complete the requirements for obtaining a permit under s. 118.192 or an initial teaching license under s. 118.19, including any standardized examination prescribed by the state superintendent as a condition for permitting or licensure.
118.196(2)(b) (b) To implement the teacher development program designed under par. (a), the school board, governing body, and charter management organization shall allow employees who are enrolled in the program to satisfy student teaching requirements in a school in the school district, in the private school, or in the charter management organization, and the partnering entity under sub. (1) shall prepare and provide intensive coursework for participating employees.
118.196(2)(c) (c) The school board, governing body, and charter management organization shall permit an individual who does not hold a bachelor's degree to enroll in a teacher development program developed and implemented under this section.
118.196(3) (3)Notwithstanding s. 118.19 (3) (a), the department may issue an initial teaching license to an individual who completes a teacher development program designed and implemented under this section.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)