Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.16 - Administrator, teacher and teacher aide requirements

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) DEFINITIONS. In this section:
(a) "Accredited institution of higher education" means an institution that is listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.
(b) "Administrator" has the meaning given in s. 119.23(1) (ae), Stats.
(c) "Teacher" has the meaning given in s. 119.23(1) (d), Stats.
(d) "Teacher aide" means any individual assisting with educational programming who is not a teacher or volunteer.
(2) ADMINISTRATOR AND TEACHER REQUIREMENTS. Except as provided under s. 119.23(2) (c), Stats., all administrators and teachers at a school shall comply with the requirements under s. 119.23(2) (a) 6, Stats., whether they are a paid employee, substitute, independent contractor, or uncompensated volunteer.
(3) TEACHER AIDE REQUIREMENTS. All teacher aides at the school shall comply with the requirements under s. 119.23(7) (b) 3, Stats., whether they are a compensated or uncompensated employee, substitute, or independent contractor.
(4) FOREIGN DEGREE TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION. If an individual requires a bachelor's degree under s. 119.23(2) (a) 6, Stats., and has a degree or educational credential from a foreign institution, the individual shall have the degree or educational credential, transcripts, and pattern of training evaluated by one of the following professional evaluation services to determine if the degree or credential is equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States:
(a) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
(b) Academic and Credential Records Evaluation and Verification Service.
(c) American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
(d) Any other organization members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators.
(5) REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. A school shall obtain and retain the following documentation to demonstrate that each administrator and teacher has the credentials required under s. 119.23(2) (a) 6 a. and b., Stats.:
(a) A copy of the degree or diploma or an official transcript that states the month and year the degree was earned.
(b) If the administrator or teacher has a degree or educational credential from a foreign institution, the school shall obtain a copy of the evaluation report required under sub. (4) and ensure it indicates the individual has the equivalent of a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
(c) A copy of the license issued by the department and verification that the license is current from the department website.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 35.16
Adopted by, CR 16-004: cr. Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 8-1-16; correction in (5) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 8/1/2016

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