A: Both Wisconsin Standards for Marketing Education and Wisconsin Standards for Business Education include strands for Marketing. Wisconsin Standards for Marketing Education include more breadth and depth in this area than those offered in the Wisconsin Standards for Business Education. Whenever a school district is looking for the appropriate educator license for a particular course, we refer the district to the Wisconsin Standards on which the course is aligned. The standards and, therefore, the curriculum determine the necessary licensure.
For Example: A course titled Introduction or Exploring Business and Marketing may be aligned to either set of standards and would be appropriately taught by a business or marketing educator. Marketing, as an introductory course, may be taught by either a business or marketing licensed teacher, depending on the standards alignment. A course titled, Marketing I (assuming a coherent sequence of courses), aligned to Marketing standards, would appropriately be taught by a marketing education teacher.
NOTE: Please be advised that it is impossible in all cases to determine the appropriate licensure from a course title. Each district must evaluate all local information to determine the correct licensure for each course.
A: Entrepreneurship concepts are taught in many areas of the curriculum through Career & Technical Education and in academic coursework. However, a standalone Entrepreneurship class can be taught by either a Business OR Marketing licensed teacher.
A: Keyboarding taught in the 7-12 grades must be taught by a licensed business education teacher (250 or 251) OR a business education teacher with a specific license for keyboarding (previously typewriting) (265).
Keyboarding taught in grades lower than 7th grade must be taught under one of the following options:
- a business education teacher licensed for K-12
- a licensed elementary teacher instructing their own students
- a team consisting of a business education teacher licensed for grades 7-12 and the classroom teacher
If a business teacher is team teaching with the elementary classroom teacher, no additional license is required.
A: If web design is part of the business curriculum, it should be taught by the business teacher. If web design is part of an art curriculum, it should be taught by an art teacher. According to DPI licensing, web page production can be taught by art, business education or technology education teachers (depends on credit given). If called an "elective," licensing asks (1) who--department--is developing the course and (2) which content area standards (strands) are used in developing the course.
A: A computer science (405) license is required to teach advanced level computer science courses.
- Please refer to the What Can I teach with my License for Computer Science webpage for more information.
A: The Youth Apprenticeship Program in Wisconsin is administered by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Information on these programs can be found on the DWD Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship webpage.
Coop Skill Standards Certificates in all CTE disciplines, Employability Skills, and Leadership are administered by the CTE department at DPI on the Work Based Learning webpage.
A:Personal Financial Literacy embedded within a specific discipline and based on the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for both that specific discipline and the Personal Financial Literacy may be taught by any teacher licensed in that discipline.
A stand-alone Personal Financial Literacy course that is not embedded in a specific discipline and based on the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy may be taught by any teacher holding one of the following licenses:
- Business Education (250 or 251)
- Family and Consumer Science (210)
- Economics (710)
A: Information can be found at the National Business Honor Society website.
Another option is the National Technical Honor Society. This Honor Society can be used to develop a collaborative model with all CTSOs in a school.