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License Types and Requirements

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions (DPI) processes applications and issues the following licenses:

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

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of a state-approved educator preparation program
  • Satisfactory background check
  • Achieve passing scores on required tests