Educator Licensing

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 118.19, “any person seeking to teach in a public school, including a charter school, or in a school or institution operated by a county or the state shall first procure a license or permit” from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

General requirements for educator licensing in Wisconsin (unless otherwise specified under each license type):

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree.
  • Completion of an approved educator preparation program, including meeting all applicable Wisconsin statutory requirements and testing requirements. 
  • Satisfactory background checks result.

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