PI 34 – Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative

****** 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. ******

PI 34, Wisconsin Administrative Code for Teacher Education Program Approval and Licensing, restructured teacher education, educator licenses, and professional development for Wisconsin educators. The system is based on Wisconsin Educator Standards with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching, pupil services, and administration. Initial licensing is based on an educator’s successful performance as measured against these standards.

About PI 34

PI 34 Implementation Resources

Related information

  • Administrative Rules Activities - Information about activity surrounding new or changes to administrative rules. 
  • PI 34 Developmental Levels – Information about five developmental levels defined for licensing.
  • Wis. Admin. Code PI 3 – Administrative rule governing Licenses that was repealed effective July 1, 2004 and replaced by Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.
  •  Wis. Admin Code PI 4 – Administrative rule governing Teacher Education Program Approval that was repealed effective July 1, 2004 and replaced by Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.
  • Licensing History – Historical timeline of educator licensing in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Statutes governing PK-12 education

  • Chapter 115 - State Superintendent; General Classifications and Definitions; Children with Disabilities
  • Chapter 116 - Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs)
  • Chapter 117 - School District Reorganization
  • Chapter 118 - General School Operations
  • Chapter 119 - First Class City School System (Milwaukee Public Schools)
  • Chapter 120 - School District Government
  • Chapter 121 - School Finance