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Educator Licensing


Wisconsin law says that “any person seeking to teach in a public school, including a charter school, or in a school or institution operated by a county or the state shall first procure a license or permit” from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


General requirements for educator licensing in Wisconsin (unless otherwise specified under each license type):

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of an approved educator preparation program, including meeting all applicable Wisconsin statutory requirements and testing requirements
  • Satisfactory background check results 

Click here for more information on the Educator Licensing requirements for Wisconsin