Skip to main content

This job has expired

Teacher - Adult Basic Education/ESL

State of Wisconsin
United States
Closing date
Nov 15, 2023

View more

Position Summary

This position provides individualized instruction to students with a primary language other than English and/or students needing Developmental Basic English skills. Subject areas to include reading development, English, language use, written and verbal communication and basic math.

Work hour for this position are Monday - Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m., with a 45-minute unpaid lunch. Work hours on Friday are 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with a 45-minute unpaid lunch.

Salary Information

This position is in pay schedule-range 13-04 with a starting pay rate of $24.48/hour, plus excellent benefits and advancement opportunities. This position may receive supplemental (add-on) pay adjustments for additional credits relevant to the position that are over and above the credits needed for certification. Pay on appointment for current state employees may vary according to the applicable pay transaction provisions of the Compensations Plan, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and statutes.

A twelve-month probationary period is required.

Job Details

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency of employment.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.


Applicants must meet the Adult Basic Education (ABE) credentials determined by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

Applicants must meet at least one of the four criteria listed below in order to be eligible & move forward in the selection process (You must submit transcripts with your application):

1) Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Elementary Education or Special Education.

2) Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Secondary Education in the area of English, Math, Reading, Science, or Social Studies

3) Bachelor's Degree (or higher) with a major or minor in English, Math, Reading, Science, or Social Studies

4) Bachelor's Degree (or higher) with 15 combined semester credits in English, Math, Reading, Science, or Social Studies.

In addition to the ABE requirements, applicants must meet the English as a Second Language requirements listed:

English as a Second Language (ESL) credentials must meet criteria determined by Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

Applicants meet one of the three areas listed below in order to be eligible and move forward in the selection process:
  • 20 BA/BS semester credits in English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
  • OR-
  • TESOL or TEFL certificate with a minimum of 120 hours of instruction from an accredited TESOL/TEFL training organization.
  • OR-
  • Candidate must have a Wisconsin DPI license in English as Second Language.

How To Apply

To apply, click on "Apply for Job" to start the application process. Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

One of the document upload types will be "Transcripts", you should upload your college transcripts using that function. Copies are fine for the application, but official transcripts may be required later depending on the position. If you encounter difficulties please seek support before submitting your application. Applications without transcripts will not be eligible to advance to the next step of the selection process.

Your resume should detail your training and experience specifically related to the qualifications section listed in the job posting, especially if there is anything that needs to be elaborated on regarding your transcripts.

Transcripts and resumes will be evaluated by a job expert and candidates that meet the qualifications will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Current State of Wisconsin employees: If you arrived at this posting through the Wisc.Jobs site, you will need to go to your Employee Self Services portal and apply through the "Careers" tile on the front page.

Questions can be directed to Jordan Hampton, Human Resources Specialist at

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Deadline to Apply

Applications will be acceptand until the needs of the Department are met.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert