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There have been many recent changes to licensure in statute and rule.  Please review the Latest Licensing News blog for updates on current licensing requirements.

Information for prospective educators, pre-service educators, currently licensed and/or in-service educators, and returning educators.

From K-12 students interested in careers in education, pre-service educators, in-service educators, to returning educators, TEPDL supports the entire cycle of career in education.

This page lists information you can find on our website or other website that may be helpful for those who are thinking of getting into the field of education as a new graduate or career-changer, currently enrolled in an educator preparation program in Wisconsin, or those who have completed an educator preparation program in Wisconsin or outside Wisconsin.

Educator Licensing in Wisconsin

Licensing Information for Wisconsin Educators

License Application Information

Professional Development Information

  • WEA Academy – Information on various professional development programs offered by WEA Academy.
  • NBPTS – Information on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
  • WMEAP – Information on Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process (WMEAP).
  • WMEAP Renewal - Information on Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process Renewal (WMEAP-R)
  • Professional Development Plan (PDP) – Information on Professional Development Plan, a license advancement and renewal requirement for educators based on PI 34.
  • Professional Growth – Information on professional growth requirements for license renewal.
  • Wisconsin’s Information Network for Successful Schools (WINSS) – Access to data analysis on student and school performance, best practices, and resources in school improvement including planning tools, professional development and community partnerships.

Financial Assistance

Resources for High School Students

  • Educators Rising - National networking organization for educator clubs that expose middle and high school students to careers in education.
  • Educator Preparation Programs – Information about state-approved educator preparation programs in Wisconsin.

Other Programs

  • Wisconsin Improvement Program (WIP) - This teaching internship program offers pre-service teachers that are enrolled in an approved educator preparation program in Wisconsin to be placed in school districts with experienced and welcoming cooperating teachers for a full semester.
  • Troops to Teachers - U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools

Careers in Education