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									APPROPRIATE ACADEMIC PREPARATION FOR BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATION 850-859 BASIC EDUCATION 860 COMPUTER BASICS, 861 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, AND 862 CAREER EDUCATION Effective January 2002 (Reformatted March 2004) Adult Basic Education includes the program components of Adult Secondary Education, English as a Second Language, Literacy studies, Basic Education and Developmental studies. Together, Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education include six levels of instruction, which are equivalent to the 12 grades in the PK-12 system. According to federal guidelines these six levels are identified as Levels 1 & 2 (equivalent to grades 1 through 4); Levels 3 & 4 (equivalent to grades 5 through 8); and Levels 5 & 6 (equivalent to grades 9 through 12). Basic education instructors are required to have 12 months of occupational experience outside the field of education in addition to the academic preparation identified in this document. Individuals holding DPI licensure must also meet the WTCS Basic Education certification requirements. Individual Colleges may require additional academic preparation above the minimum WTCS certification requirements. The following criteria will apply to all WTCS and Department of Corrections instructors: 1. Instructors at main delivery sites will meet the required educational preparation for the instructional area and level of the assignment. Flexibility exists at off-site and outreach centers for assignments within instructional areas 851-859 (excluding 857 Health and 859 Civics) as long as the instructor meets one of the items outlined for Basic Education Levels 1-6. This option must be noted on the initial 116 Form. The instructor must meet the appropriate educational preparation if/when the assignment changes to a main delivery site. 2. Instructors holding 850 Basic Education must also meet the criteria of 857, 859 or 861 if assigned to those specific instructional areas. 3. At main delivery sites, GED instructors teaching at Levels 5 and 6 must meet one of the requirements for levels 5 and 6 (Grade Equivalent 9-12). 4. Bilingual instruction is considered a method of delivery. Instructors teaching bilingual sections must meet the required educational criteria for the instructional area taught. The Academic Preparation documents for General Education courses posted at http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/occexp/general.HTM can be used to identify the appropriate courses in the discipline taught. Courses from departments not identified in the instructional areas listed will be considered only if accompanied by a written statement from the recognized department chair of an accredited university that the course or a portion of the course is equivalent to a course counting towards a minor or major in the respective department.

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850 BASIC EDUCATION
Level
Levels 1 & 2 (Grades 1-4) Aid Code: 73 (Formerly WTCS Level One)

Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art, or Physical Education). BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Special Needs Education.

Five-Year Certification Requirements: MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art, or Physical Education). BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Special Needs Education.

Request Area:

850

850

BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in a related academic area (Not Music, Art, or Physical Education) + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses.

BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in a related academic area (Not Music, Art or Physical Education) + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses

850

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Levels 3 & 4 (Grades 5-8) Aid Code: 74
(Formerly WTCS Level Two)

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art or Physical Education). BA / BS with a major or 30 semester credits in Special Needs Education. 850

BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art, or Physical Education). BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Special Needs Education.

850 851♠, 853♣, 854+, 856☼, 858♦, 859♥ (See Page 3.) 850

BA / BS with a minor or 20 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught.

BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught.

BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses.

BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses.

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Levels 5 & 6 (Grades 9-12) Aid Codes: 76 GED/HSED 77 ASE Developmental 78 ASE Remedial (Formerly WTCS Level Three)

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art or Physical Education) + 6 credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught. BA / BS with a major or 30 semester credits in Special Needs Education + 6 credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught. BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught. 850

BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art, or Physical Education) + 6 credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught. BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Special Needs Education + 6 credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught. BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught.

850 851♠, 853♣, 854+, 856☼, 858♦, 859♥ (See Page 3.) 850

BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses.

BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits recognized toward the instructional area being taught + 6 credits of any combination of both Reading Instruction and Ed Methods Courses.

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DETAILS ON ACADEMIC PREPARATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS, LEVELS 3 THROUGH 6
Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: ♠ 851 Communication: BA / BS with a minor in English, or a minimum of 20 semester credits in any combination of English, Reading, Journalism, Reading Instruction, or Speech. ♣ 853 History: BA / BS with a minor or 20 semester credits of History relevant to the content area being taught. + 854 Mathematics: BA / BS with a minor in Mathematics, or a minimum of 12 semester credits in Mathematics and 8 additional credits in any combination of Mathematics or Computer Science or Physics. ☼ 856 Science: BA / BS with a minor or twenty semester credits drawn from the recognized science disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics with a minimum of 12 semester credits in the discipline being taught. ♦ 858 Reading: BA / BS with a minor in Reading with a minimum of 12 semester credits in Reading Instruction (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID62.HTM.) OR BA/BS with a minor or 20 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art or Physical Education) including 12 semester credits in Reading Instruction ♥ 859 Social Sciences: BA / BS with a minor in History (See definition of 853.), Political Science, Economics or broadfield Social Science, or a concentration of 12 semester credits in one of those areas with additional credits in the other areas totaling 20 semester credits. Twelve credits in the discipline being taught are required for Adult High School. Five Year Certification Requirements: ♠ 851 Communication: BA / BS with a major or 30 semester credits in any combination of English, Reading, Journalism, Reading Instruction, or Speech. ♣ 853 History: BA / BS with a minor or 30 semester credits of History relevant to the content area being taught. + 854 Mathematics: BA / BS with a major in Mathematics, or a minimum of 30 semester credits in Mathematics. A maximum of 8 semester credits in Physics or Computer Science will be recognized as part of the 30 semester credits. ☼ 856 Science: BA / BS with a major or 30 semester credits drawn from the recognized science disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics with a minimum of 12 semester credits in the discipline being taught. These 30 credits may include a concentration of 12 credits in more than one area. ♦ 858 Reading: BA / BS with a major in Reading with a minimum of 12 semester credits in Reading Instruction (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID62.HTM.) OR BA/BS with a major or 30 semester credits in Elementary Education (Not Music, Art or Physical Education) including 12 semester credits in Reading Instruction ♥ 859 Social Sciences: BA / BS with a major in History (See definition of 853.), Political Science, Economics or broadfield Social Science, or a concentration of 12 semester credits in one of those areas with additional credits in the other areas totaling 30 semester credits. Twelve credits in the discipline being taught are required for Adult High School.

857 HEALTH EDUCATION
Level All Levels Levels 3 & 4 Aid Code: 74 Levels 5 & 6 Aid Code: 76 Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: Five-Year Certification Requirements:

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires instructors teaching Health courses to meet one of the following criteria:
BA / BS with a minor or 20 semester credits in Health, Biology, or Physical Education. BA / BS with a minimum of 12 semester credits in Health and a combination of 8 additional semester credits in Biology or Physical Education. Certified or certifiable for Provisional Certification in any Health Occupations area.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires instructors teaching Health courses to meet one of the following criteria:
BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Health, Biology, or Physical Education. BA / BS with a minimum of 30 semester credits in Health. A maximum of 8 semester credits in a combination of Biology or Physical Education will be recognized as part of the 30 semester credits. Hold or eligible to hold Five-Year Certification in any Health Occupations Area.

Request Area: 857

857

857

857 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Level All Levels Levels 3 & 4 Aid Code: 74 Levels 5 & 6 Aid Code: 76 Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: BA / BS with minor or 20 semester credits in Physical Education. Five-Year Certification Requirements: BA / BS with major or 30 semester credits in Physical Education. Request Area: 857

859 CIVICS
Level All Levels Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: Five-Year Certification Requirements:

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires instructors teaching Civics courses to meet the following criteria:
Anyone holding either the 853 or 859 certification.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires instructors teaching Civics courses to meet the following criteria:
Same as Provisional level.

Request Area: 859

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860 COMPUTER BASICS
Courses placed in this instructional area are not unique to any single program or group of programs. No programs will be approved in this instructional area. The computer courses are only for students already enrolled in Basic Education or ESL. Current computer literacy courses within Basic Education should be changed to this instructional area. Any new courses submitted must be in the 860 area. Only those academic courses with true integrated computer skills should carry this instructional area number.
Level All Levels Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: Five-Year Certification Requirements: Request Area: 860

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Individuals holding 850 / 861 / 862 certification with approved verification of the appropriate competencies listed at: http://systemattic.wtcsystem.edu/certification/occexp/860-00-0.doc. (Demonstration of competencies is waived for 850 / 861 / 862 instructors holding a minor in Computer Science). Individuals already certified in the 106 or 107 areas can also be certified in the 860 area, but do not need to provide competency verification.

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Same as Provisional level.

Same as 106 or 107 certification.

860

861 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) COURSES (Reviewed December 2006)
Instructors teaching instructional area 861 ESL courses must be certified for the 861 area. ESL courses are designed to assist the adult whose native language is not English who wants and needs to learn to read, write, and speak English.
Level All Levels Aid Code: 75 Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements: Five-Year Certification Requirements: Request Area: 861

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with minor in ESL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or Bilingual Education. BA / BS with a combination of 20 semester credits in ESL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or Bilingual Education. BA / BS with a minor or 20 semester credits in any ONE of the following: English, Speech, Elementary Ed, Foreign Language Instruction, Reading Instruction. (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID61.HTM.) (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID62.HTM.)

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BA / BS with major in ESL, TEFL, VESL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, or Bilingual Education.

BA / BS with a combination of 30 semester credits in ESL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Applied Linguistics, or Bilingual Education. BA / BS with major or 18 semester credits in ONE of the following: English, Speech, Elementary Ed, Foreign Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, and 12 credits in ESL, TEFL, VESL, TESL, Applied Linguistics, or Bilingual Education. (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID61.HTM.) (See http://systemattic.wtcsystem.org/certification/Cert/guide/GUID62.HTM.)

861

861

862 CAREER EDUCATION
Level All Levels

Initial Provisional / Part-Time Provisional Requirements:

Five-Year Certification Requirements:

Request Area: 862

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Individuals holding certification in one of the other Adult Basic Education or ESL areas may teach career exploration and job seeking / keeping skills Courses. Individuals already certified or eligible for Provisional certification in the occupational areas to be explored may teach hands-on career exploration courses. Individuals trained as counselors or in areas related to counseling may teach courses identified as Career Ed 862.

MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Same as for 850 or 861.

Same as occupational instructional area.

862

Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 2 years occupational experience.

862

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