As of December 2010, Wisconsin educators who hold a valid Professional Educator license in world language (excluding ESL); social studies; science; English language arts; and mathematics/computer science are eligible to add on licensure in a related area based on passing a content test approved by the State Superintendent. For example, a Science teacher who holds a Wisconsin Professional Educator license to teach biology could add a chemistry license by passing the chemistry test. Use this information to check your eligibility and expand your teaching options.
To apply for a license in this pathway, a Professional Educator must:
- Hold a valid Wisconsin Professional Educator License (License Type: 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 40, 41, 42, or 43), Master Educator License (License Type: 50, 51, or 52), or Life License (License Type: 08) in the related subject area (see below).
- Initial educators are not eligible to earn a license via this pathway.
- Verify your eligibility on the license look-up page: License Look Up.
- Choose the test you will take. Register directly with the test vendor to take the test. Follow the charts below.
- TAKE the test, and obtain an original score report from the test vendor. Verify minimum passing score. Do not request score reports to be sent directly to the department (DPI).
- APPLY for the new license using the ELO System. Attach original score report from the test vendor. An applicant may add more than one related area license at a time based on a passing score. Do not submit an application without an original score report attached.
If you pass an approved content test by August 31, 2013, and are otherwise eligible for licensure, the effective date of your license will be July 1, 2013.
If you pass an approved content test between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014, and are otherwise eligible for licensure, the effective date of your license will be July 1, 2014. If you wish the new license to begin on July 1, 2014, do not apply until after January 1, 2014.