Teacher Education, Professional Development, and Licensing

Emergency License Updates

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If you have outstanding requests for emergency licenses or emergency permits for the 2015-16 school year, please submit them by Friday, May 20, 2016.  We will begin accepting emergency requests for the 2016-17 school year after July 1.

Webpage updates

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The TEPDL website has a new, fresh look with all of the same great information!  Please note that the TEPDL section has moved to dpi.wi.gov/tepdl.  We appreciate your patience during this exciting transition, as we are still working on updating all the links.  We apologize for the inconvenience this causes while this is completed.

Talent Development Framework
Please join us at the upcoming regional meetings for the Wisconsin Talent Development Framework to review data on educator shortage areas and help identify strategies to address these strategies.  For more information and links to register to attend a meeting at your CESA, please visit http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/programs/talent-development-framework.

2015 Legislative Changes
Changes and additions were made to licensure requirements and processes as part of the 2015 state budget (2015 Act 55).  The DPI is working to understand the changes and create new procedures to implement the legislation.  More detailed information and guidance will be posted as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on our website and the TEPDL blog (http://dpiwis-tepdl.blogspot.com/)

  • We are now accepting applications for the Experienced-based License in Technical and Vocational Education Subjects.  Please go to its pathway page for information and directions on how to apply.
  • Teachers and administrators who hold a valid license in good standing from another state, have at least one year of experience under that license, and have an offer of employment from a school in Wisconsin can now apply through our License Based on Reciprocity Pathway.
  • We are now accepting applications for the Montessori teacher license.  For more information, please see http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/montessori.  

Note: We can no longer accept license applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  

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