In order to receive a DPI license or renew a DPI license with credits, the college or university attended must be accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- In order to receive a license in Wisconsin, your licensure preparation program must be offered through a four-year college or university accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.
- In order to renew your license with credits, the courses must be taken at an institution of higher education accredited by an instututional accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education.
- NOTE: The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE: http://ncate.org/) has now become Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP: http://www.caepnet.org/). Therefore no college/university can still be accredited by NCATE. As long as the school is institutionally accredited it meets DPI’s accreditation requirement for license renewal.
To check if your college/university is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, please refer to the U.S. Department of Education accreditation search: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation
To view all U.S. Secretary of Education recognized accrediting associations refer to this search function: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#Nationall...