(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:
Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 118.194
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
(a) Possesses a bachelor’s degree.
(b) Successfully completed a teacher education program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education or approved by the Association Montessori Internationale.
(c) Successfully completed an introductory course in special education for which the individual earned at least 3 postsecondary credits.
(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.
(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.