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Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Rule Requirements for Educator Licenses

Applicants for all Wisconsin educator licenses must meet the requirements of Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules.  Approved Wisconsin educator preparation programs cover all of these requirements in their programs, but educators who complete a preparation program outside of Wisconsin are not likely to have met them all.

Requirement Description Licenses

Minority Group Relations

§118.19(8) and 
PI 34.15(4)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.
  • The history, culture and contributions of women and various racial, cultural, language and economic groups in the United States.
  • The philosophical and psychological bases of attitude development and change.
  • The psychological and social implications of discrimination, especially racism and sexism in the American society.
  • Evaluating and assessing the forces of discrimination, especially racism and sexism on faculty, students, curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the school program.
  • Minority group relations through direct involvement with various racial, cultural, language and economic groups in the United States.
all teacher, administrator, and pupil services licenses

Special Education

PI 34.15(4)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of procedures used for assessing and providing education for children with disabilities, including the roles and responsibilities of regular and special education providers. all teacher, administrator, and pupil services licenses

Conflict Resolution

§118.19(9) and
PI 34.15(4)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.
  • Assisting pupils in learning methods of resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff, including training in the use of peer mediation to resolve conflicts between pupils.
  • Dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations that may arise in school or activities supervised by school staff as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.
all teacher, administrator, and pupil services licenses

Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives

§118.19(6) and 
PI 34.15(4)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cooperative marketing and consumer cooperatives. Teacher licenses in Agriculture, Economics, and

Social Studies

Environmental Education

§118.19(6) and 
PI 34.15(4)

​Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental education including the conservation of natural resources.

Teacher licenses in Regular Education (EC, EC-MC, MC-EA), Agriculture,

Science, and Social Studies

Reading and Language Arts Instruction

§118.19(12) and 
PI 34.15(4)

​Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of teaching reading and language arts using appropriate instructional methods including phonics to teach reading and language arts to pupils in grades PK to 6. "Phonics" means a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups and syllables Teacher licenses in Regular Education (EC, EC-MC, MC-EA)