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Administrator License

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's, Education Specialist, or Doctorate degree
  • Eligible for Wisconsin license at the Provisional Educator level
  • 6 semesters of teaching/pupil services experience

People who fit this pathway profile are teachers or pupil services professionals who wish to pursue a career as an administrator in a Wisconsin public school.  Candidates must complete the approved administrator preparation program specific to the license they are seeking at a Wisconsin college/university. Upon completion, the Wisconsin college/university will endorse the candidate for Wisconsin license.

If you fit this pathway profile:

  1. DECIDE what administrator licensure you are interested in.
  2. IDENTIFY the Wisconsin college/university approved to prepare administrators for the Wisconsin license you are seeking using the Find a Preparation Program page. 
  3. CONTACT the college/university directly to learn about their programs and enrollment. See Contact Information for Approved Educator Preparation Programs.
  4. COMPLETE the degree requirements.
  5. COMPLETE the requirements of the approved administrator licensure program.
  6. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System.

If you completed an Administrator program outside Wisconsin, use the Out-of-State pathway.

Submit questions and comments about this information to the Licensing Online Help desk.