TEACHER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION Overview Many changes to licensing in WI. 1. ELO вЂ“ (Educator Licensing Online) 2. Fingerprinting 3. Time constraints ELO Frequent Q & AвЂ™S вЂў Electronic Licensing Online вЂ“ вЂў What is the timeline for this project? вЂў Implementation is scheduled to occur in January 2014. Additional enhancements are planned through June 2014. вЂў What is the scope of this project? вЂў The scope of the project is to create a user-friendly electronic licensing system that is easy to use for all stakeholders. вЂў Does this change license cycles? вЂў No, they will still be July and January. вЂў Will there be a fee to use the ELO system? вЂў No, but the normal application fee will still apply. ELO FREQUENT Q & AвЂ™S (CONTвЂ™D) вЂў How do I access the system? вЂў There will be a link on the DPI web site. вЂў There will be an ability to upload documents in the ELO system when applying for a license. вЂў How will I be able to check the status of my application? вЂў There will be a login process that will give you access to the status of your application. вЂў How do I pay for applications? вЂў ELO will use an e-payment system that is approved by the State of Wisconsin. (Credit Card; not Debit card!) Benefits of ELO вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Track the status of your application online Print your own license certificate online Email reminders and notifications Real-time validation of information Comprehensive licensure data in one location Robust security to protect sensitive data Secure, user-friendly login process Streamlined endorsement process for Wisconsin program completers вЂў Helpful guides to direct applicants to apply for the appropriate license. Wisconsin Application Initial Educator License- PI 1062-IS вЂў Use for: вЂў Use by: Applying for Initial Educator Teaching license. Wisconsin approved program completers with institutional endorsements. вЂў Use for: вЂў Use by: Applying for Initial Educator Pupil Services license. Wisconsin approved program completers with institutional endorsements. вЂў Use for: Applying for Initial Educator Library Media Specialist license. Wisconsin approved program completers with institutional endorsements. Use by: MCEA: 1-6 ECA: K-12 EAA: 6-12 Reg. Elem Education Spanish, Teaching Mathematics, Teaching What are you applying for? вЂў Grade levels вЂў вЂў MCEA вЂ“ 1-8 вЂ“ Regular Elementary Education w/minor EAA вЂ“ 6-12 вЂ“ Regular Secondary Education ECA вЂ“ K-12 вЂ“ Birth to 21 Education (K-12) вЂў Subjects вЂў вЂў Regular Elem Ed Language Arts вЂ“ Minor; вЂў вЂў SPED Cognitive Disabilities SPED Learning Disabilities вЂў вЂў SPED Learning Disabilities MCEA 1-8 & EAA 6-12 вЂў вЂў Music вЂ“ Instrumental Music вЂ“ General вЂў Add-on Certification вЂ“ SPED Learning Disabilities; Cognitive Disabilities; Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities; CrossCategorical вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR DEGREE PROGRAMS College of Education and Human Sciences Bachelor of Arts (BA) Art German Social Studies Economics History Sociology English Latin American Studies Spanish French Political Science Theatre Arts Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology Elementary Education Physical Science Chemistry Geography Physics Communication Sciences and Disorders Kinesiology Physics-Mathematics Mathematics Special Education Bachelor of Music Education (BME) Music majors Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 836-5984 with questions. Fingerprinting New Procedures!! Do you need them? вЂў Have you worked, resided or physically attended class in any state other than WI after 17 yrs of age? NO? YOU DO NOT NEED THEM! вЂў If you have worked, resided or physically attended class in a US Territory (Guam Puerto Rico etc.,); Canada or Great Britain, and not for a UWEC experience, you DO NEED THEM!! вЂў Fieldprint вЂ“ private vendor who offers inkless fingerprinting using Livescan technology. Submits fingerprints electronically to WI Dept of Justice and FBI. The results of the background check ran on the fingerprints will be forwarded to WI DPI. How to get Fingerprints вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Go to www.fieldprintwisconsin.com You will create an account on that website to schedule an appointment to get the fingerprints done. You will provide a вЂњreason codeвЂќ when scheduling your appointment. The code is FPWIDPITeach. Complete all required information. Schedule your appointment at a location and time near to you as listed. You must pay for the fingerprinting service online using a credit card, the charge is $50. Print the confirmation page to take with you to your appointment. You will have to provide 2 forms of ID; one picture and another. вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Picture ID: State-issued drivers license State-issued ID card U.S. Passport Military ID Work Visa with Photo Foreign Passport ************************ Secondary ID: Social Security Card Bank Statement Utility Bill Credit Card Marriage Certificate Vehicle Registration Birth Certificate Teacher Licensing OTHER STATES Minnesota вЂў Online application http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Teacher_Su pport/Educator_Licensing/index.html вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Fingerprint cards Verification form Official transcript (Do not open) MTLE testing Possible Reading and assessment courses. Other States вЂў Contact their state licensing agency Links to other statesвЂ™ licensing offices: www.uky.edu/education/tep/usacert.html вЂў Verification form вЂ“ endorsed by UWECвЂ™s Certifying Officer вЂў Official transcript? Time Constraints вЂў Although you will graduate December 21, you will student teach until either January 17 or 24th. вЂў You will be required to have your Gate III portfolio in to be given a final grade before the Holidays. Once the grade is given, the RegistrarвЂ™s office will run their final audit on your student record to ensure your degree can be conferred. If all criteria are met, they will grant you your degree. When degrees are conferred, I will be sending down the required list to DPI indicating your certifications and applicable licensure endorsements. Time Constraints (ContвЂ™d) After January 15th, (or so we think), you will be able to log into the ELO and start your application. According to sources at DPI, you will be able to complete the first two pages of the application and save it until your degree is conferred. When DPI has accepted our list of students, you will be contacted by our office via your UWEC email. At that time, complete the application for your WI License. If you have ever even thought about getting your WI license, APPLY! DO NOT WAIT!! If you have any charges etc., that will show up on your background check (i.e. court case(s)) and have documentation regarding a case, you will have the opportunity to upload those documents with an explanation as an attachment to your license application. Time Constraints (ContвЂ™d) If you are an MCEA вЂ“ Elem Ed student, a SPED вЂ“ Special Ed student, or have a Special Ed minor, and do not apply for your license before January 31, 2014, you will be required to participate in and pass the WI Foundations of Reading Exam before you will be allowed to apply for a license. This is the last semester the WI Foundations of Reading Exam will not be mandatory, so GET YOUR LICENSE! If you do not apply for your license and decide in 6 months you want it, you will be required to participate and pass the exam. When DPI has accepted your application, you will be able to print out your License/Certificate immediately. PRINT IT and save a copy for yourself, as well as saving an electronic copy!! Resources вЂў Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/licguide.html вЂў Minnesota Department of Education http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/Licen/index.html вЂў Chart with links to all 50 states licensing offices http://education.uky.edu/AcadServ/content/50-states-certificationrequirements вЂў UW-Eau Claire Field Experience & Certification Office http://www.uwec.edu/COEHS/fieldexp/index.htm QUESTIONS?