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Other Educator Licenses

Educator licenses in the category of teaching, or pupil services may also be issued as the following licenses:

  1. Emergency License

    Emergency license authorizes a licensed teacher to teach an assignment other than that for which the teacher holds a license, while completing an educator preparation program for that specific assignment. This license must be requested by employing school district and is valid for 1 year with an option to renew based on completion of renewal requirements.

  2. Emergency Permit

    Emergency permit authorizes the permit holder to teach one specific assignment while completing an educator preparation program for that assignment. This permit must be requested by employing school district and is valid for 1 year with an option to renew based on completion of renewal requirements.

  3. Five-Year Substitute License

    Substitute license allows a licensed teacher to be a long-term substitute in an assignment (subject and grade level) in which the teacher is licensed. It also allows the teacher to be a short-term substitute in an assignment outside the subject or grade level in which the teacher is licensed. This license is valid for 5 years with an option to renew.

  4. Three-Year Substitute Permit

    Substitute permit may be issued to an individual who holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. It allows the permit holder to be employed as a short-term substitute teacher. This permit must be requested by employing school district and is valid for 3 years with an option to renew based on completion of renewal requirements.

  5. Charter School Instructional Staff License

    Charter school instructional staff license may be issued to an individual who holds a valid Wisconsin teaching license to teach an assignment outside his or her teaching license at a Charter school. This license must be requested by employing school district. The validity of this license will coincide with the licenses that the teacher holds, and can be renewed based on completion of renewal requirements.

  6. Charter School Teacher License

    Charter school teacher license may be issued to an individual who holds a bachelor’s degree in the subject that he or she is assigned to teach or has formal proof of mastery in a trade that he or she is assigned to teach. This license must be requested by employing school district and is valid for 3 years with an option to renew based on completion on renewal requirements.

  7. Intern License

    An intern license may be issued to a student recommended by the approved educator preparation program he/she is currently enrolled in. This intern license allows the intern to be assigned to limited instructional duties under the direction of a fully licensed practitioner in the specific field of internship. This license is issued only through Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) for teaching internship and is valid for 1 semester.

  8. Life License

    A life license is no longer issued effective July 1, 1983. The life license becomes invalid if the holder is not regularly employed in the education for 5 or more consecutive years. The license may be revalidated by completing professional growth requirements.

An educator license for the category of administrator may be issued as the following:

  • One-year License for School Administration

    One-year administrator license allows a person to serve as an administrator while completing an educator preparation program for the specific administrative assignment. This license must be requested by the employing school board and is valid for 1 year. This license can be renewed for 1 time only, at the end of that year the person must have completed an approved program.