Wisconsin Educator Standards

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

The Wisconsin Educator Standards outline characteristics of good educators by identifying the components and defining qualities of best professional practice. The Wisconsin Educator Standards are incorporated into educator preparation programs by Wisconsin colleges and universities. Wisconsin educators use these Standards to guide career-long professional development, including Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Educators are defined as professionals working in Wisconsin schools as teachers, pupil services professionals, and administrators.  To receive an educator license in Wisconsin, an applicant shall complete an approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions under Wisconsin standards that fit their educational profession.

The Wisconsin Educator Standards are: