Information For Local Educational Agencies

****** We have experienced an overwhelming volume of phone calls and email these past few weeks seeking assistance with ELO and licensing. We will continue to work with educators who had reached out for assistance or started an application online prior to June 30th to be able to assist with technical issues that prevented application completion.  Applications from these educators who made a good faith effort to apply will be considered as having been made timely. ******

Information for local educational agencies in Wisconsin, including school districts, charter schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs).

Licenses that Require Requests from Districts

  • Special Education Program Aide – License information for special education program aide.
  • Three-Year Substitute Permit – License information for short-term substitute teachers who did not complete an approved educator preparation programs.
  • One-Year Administrator License – License information for administrators who are hired before completing a state-approved educator preparation program in Administration.
  • Emergency License or Permit – License information for teachers who are assigned to teach outside their licensure areas, or teacher who are hired to teach before completing a state-approved educator preparation program.
  • Charter School Instructional Staff License or Permit – License information for teachers who are teaching at charter schools.

Licensing Resources

Promoting and Supporting the Profession

Professional Development Plan (PDP) Resources

Federal Grants and Requirements


  • WISEdash — where you can compare and explore statistics about Wisconsin public schools
  • Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools (WINSS) – Access to data analysis on student and school performance, best practices, and resources in school improvement including planning tools, professional development and community partnerships.
  • WINSS User Tips - Assistance for school administrators and board members.