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Statutory License Stipulations

NOTE:  If you are looking for information regarding the One-Year License with Stipulations or the Three-Year License with Stipulations please see the License with Stipulations webpage.

License with Statutory Stipulations

Believe You Already Met a Statutory Stipulation?

Statutory Stipulation Descriptions

Courses and Workshops that Address Statutory Stipulations

Educators in Wisconsin are licensed based on the completion of a state-approved educator preparation program. All educator preparation programs in Wisconsin that are approved by the State Superintendent have incorporated all the statutory requirements as stated in Wis. Stat. 118.19 and Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.

It is not likely that a state-approved educator preparation program outside of Wisconsin will have the same statutory requirements in their programs. As a result, applicants for a Wisconsin educator license who completed their program outside of Wisconsin will not usually have fulfilled all the statutory requirements for a Wisconsin educator license.  

Applicants who are otherwise eligible for a Wisconsin license based on their credentials may be issued a license with statutory stipulations.  For a list of statutory stipulations and details about the specific statutory stipulation criteria, please see Wisconsin Statutory and Administrative Rule Requirements for Educator Licenses below.

If you are unsure if you have statutory stipulations, use the How to Check for Stipulations in ELO PDF to check if there are statutory stipulations on your license.

License with Statutory Stipulations 

If an educator is issued a license with statutory stipulations, they will receive a statutory stipulation letter along with their license certificate. The license holder should retain the statutory stipulation letter. A few things to note:

  • Licenses with statutory stipulations cannot be advanced to the Tier III Lifetime license.
  • All statutory stipulations must be satisfied or removed during the license period (before the expiration date of the license), in order to obtain a regular educator license.
  • If an educator has not removed all statutory stipulations before the expiration date of their license, they may be eligible for a three- year Provisional license. This is a full license available to teachers, administrators and pupil service educators. 
  • Professional development is required for removing statutory stipulations except for conflict resolution and student teaching. The requirements for the latter two can be met through experience.  
  • Educators must provide evidence of meeting statutory stipulations when applying to renew or advance their license.

Believe You Already Met a Statutory Stipulation?

If you feel that you have already completed coursework that covers any statutory stipulations cited when your license was issued by the DPI, make a copy of the statutory stipulation letter and send it to the college or university where you completed your educator preparation program. Request that an official from that college or university (preferably the certification officer or dean of the education department) forward a letter of verification to the DPI, indicating that specific coursework satisfies one or more of the statutory stipulations.

Conflict Resolution

The Conflict Resolution statutory stipulation can be met with a letter from the educator's school district supervisor attesting that the educator has demonstrated competency in all of the following:

  1. Resolving conflicts between pupils and between pupils and school staff.
  2. 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.
  3. Dealing with crises, including violent, disruptive, potentially violent or potentially disruptive situations, that may arise in school or at school-supervised activities as a result of conflicts between pupils or between pupils and other persons.

Student Teaching - Not Enough Weeks

State law requires that teachers complete a full semester of full-time student teaching. Teachers whose preparation program required less than 18 weeks can meet this statutory stipulation with verification of employment confirming 18 weeks of successful full-time teaching experience. These verifications should be uploaded with your application to renew or advance your license.

Statutory Stipulation Descriptions
Requirement Description Licenses

Minority Group Relations – All (aka Human Relations)

§118.19(8) and 
PI 34.022(3)

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 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

Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes (Human Relations)

§118.19(8) and
PI 34.022(3)(a)

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

The history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin.

all teacher, administrator, and pupil services licenses

Special Education

PI 34.022(7)

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 34.022(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 and administrator licenses

Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives

§118.19(6) and 
PI 34.022(1)

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 34.022(2)

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

Teacher licenses in Regular Education (EC, EC-MC, MC-EA, K-9), agriculture,

 

 

 

Science, and Social Studies

Reading and Language Arts Instruction

§118.19(12) and 
PI 34.022(6)

​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 (EC, EC-MC, MC-EA, K-9,) and Special Education (EC,  MC-EA, EA-A, K-12), Reading Teacher and Administrative Reading Specialist

Complete Educator Preparation Program

PI 34.040(2)(a)

Enroll in an approved WI Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and complete their requirements to earn their license endorsement Educators who indicate they will complete this process on the PI-1624-LWS1

Complete Out-of-State Pathway

PI 34.040(2)(g)

Complete steps 1-4 in Out-of-State Pathway Educators who indicate they will complete this process on the PI-1624-LWS1

Complete LBE Pathway

PI 34.040(2)(h)

Choose a License Based on Equivalency (LBE) provider to work with and complete their requirements Educators who indicate they will complete this process on the PI-1624-LWS1

Complete District Provided Professional Development

PI 34.029(5)

Determine what professional development you will complete and collect evidence of completed professional development to submit to DPI or an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Educators with a Three-Year Nonrenewable License with Stipulations

Complete ACTFL Testing

PI 34.028(4)

PI 34.052

Attempt to pass the ACTFL test Educators who have completed an educator preparation program but who have not completed that program's testing requirements OR educators who are adding a license via the License Based on Content Test Pathway

Complete Praxis II or NES or ACTFL Test

PI 34.028(4)

PI 34.052

Attempt to pass the Praxis II, NES or ACTFL test Educators who have completed an educator preparation program but who have not completed that program's testing requirements OR educators who are adding a license via the License Based on Content Test Pathway

Complete edTPA

PI 34.021(1)(d)

Attempt to pass the edTPA assessment Out-of-State educators who have not met Wisconsin's testing requirements

Complete WI Foundations of Reading Test (FORT)

§118.19(14)

Attempt to pass the WI Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) Out-of-State educators who have not met Wisconsin's testing requirements OR educators who indicate they will complete this test on the PI-1624-LWS1

Any identified statutory stipulation that can be fulfilled through coursework can be completed at any approved program. However, the following includes information on programs created to specifically address the needs of educators who holds license with statutory stipulations.

Courses and Workshops that Address Statutory Stipulations
Program Name Contact Information/Statutory Stipulations Courses
DPI American Indian Studies Program

David O'Connor

(608) 267-2283

American Indian Studies Events

CESA 1 PBL

Kris Schrimpf

(262) 787-9500 ext. 9523

CESA 1 Website

  • Minority Group Relations - WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Minority Group Relations - All
    • WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
    • Women’s and Minority History
    • Philosophical and Psychological Basis of Attitude Development and Change
    • Culturally Relevant Teaching and Implications of Racism and Discrimination
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • edTPA Support Workshop
  • FORT Support Workshop
  • Praxis II Content Knowledge Support Workshop
CESA 6 RITE Program

Nancy Jaeger

(920) 236-0508

CESA 6 Website: Educator Support Page

  • Children With Disabilities-Special Education
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperatives-Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Equity ALL - Minority Group Relations ALL
    • WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
    • Other Minorities & Women

Literacy/FORT Training - 5-month class (August/January start dates)

CESA 7

Olivia Ashley

(920) 617-5641

CESA 7 Website: TDC/Alternative Licensure program.

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Special Education
The Network/ CESA 11

Melissa Moe

(715) 986-2020 ext. 2127

The Network website

  • Wisconsin American Indian Studies E-course
UW Colleges (13 campuses and online)


 

Anthropology and Sociology Department Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes

     

     

     

    • American Indian Studies (AIS) 101 – American Indian Studies, 3 cr. – offered online every semester and summer
    • Anthropology/American Indian Studies (ANT/AIS) 314 – Indians of North America, 3 cr. – offered online every spring semester and on a number of UW Colleges campuses
    • Anthropology/American Indian Studies (ANT/AIS) 302 – Archaeology of Wisconsin, 3 cr. – offered on some UW Colleges campuses
    • non-credit 4 week online course - Wisconsin Indians Today

UW-Colleges Online

  • EDU 230 Educational Psychology

  • Special Education

    • EDU 300 The Exceptional Individual

  • Environmental Education

    • BIO 191 Environment Science

UW – Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education

(715) 836-3636

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes

     

     

     

    • HIST 705 - Studies in History for Teachers: Wisconsin Indian History
UW – Green Bay

UW–Green Bay Education Outreach

(920) 465-2480

UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Website

UW - La Crosse

UW-La Crosse School of Education

(608) 785-8134

UW-La Crosse School of Education Website

 

Edgewood College

Joe Combie

(608) 663-8344

Edgewood College School of Education Website

  • Minority Group Relations – WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Conflict Resolution
UW – Extension Independent Learning

Independent Learning

(877) 895-3276

UW Independent Learning Website

  • Minority Group Relations (including Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Partial fulfillment of Environmental Education
  • Special Education
UW–Madison

Continuing Studies

(608) 265-8041

Mediation Techniques for Managing Conflict

  • Conflict Resolution
UW – Milwaukee

Kathy Berry

(414) 229-2738

 

 

 

 

Meeting Stipulations through UW-M Courses: Includes Application Process

  • Minority Group Relations (including Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • Special Education
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • edTPA course offered

Contact Angel Hessel

(414) 229-4179

eduCATE-WI

eduCATE-Contact Us

eduCate Workshops

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Environmental Education
  • Minority Group Relations - ALL
  • Minority Group Relations - WI American Indian Bands and Tribes
  • Reading and Language Arts
  • Special Education
UW – River Falls Continuing Education

Outreach Office

(715) 425-3256

UW-River Falls Continuing Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Education
  • Cooperative Marketing and Consumer Cooperatives
  • Wisconsin Native American bands and tribes
UW – Stevens Point School of Education

Maggie Beeber, Licensing Officer

(715) 346-2040

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution

     

     

     

    • Transforming Conflict
  • Environmental education teaching methods through UW-SP continuing education or through the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
  • Special Education
    • Educ 351/551 - summers
  • Reading/Language Arts
    • Educ 386/586 - summers
  • Kindergarten
    • Early Childhood coursework is available in summers to meet this statutory stipulation
UW - Stout

Heather Klanderman

(715) 232-4088

UW-Stout School of Education Website

  • Conflict Resolution (EDUC-400-0010)
Crisis Prevention Institute

Crisis Prevention Institute

(800) 558-8976

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

  • Conflict Resolution, choose from:

     

     

     

    • One-Day Seminar
    • Two-Day Foundation Course
MTEC

Gretchen Kroll

(414) 375-0168

edTPA Getting Started

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