Under Wis. Admin. Code PI 34, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issues the following administration licenses. The grade range for all of these licenses is PK – 12.
|School District Administrator or Superintendent|
|Director of Instruction|
|Director of Special Education and Pupil Services|
|School Business Administrator|
|Instructional Program Coordinator, including:
|Non-instructional Program Coordinator, including:
Degree and Experience Requirements
Unless otherwise specified, applicants for licenses in the category of administration must have:
- Completion of a state-approved educator preparation program in the licensure area.
- A minimum of master’s degree or the equivalent. Superintendent license requires a specialist degree or equivalent; program coordinator licenses require a bachelor’s degree.
- A valid or eligibility to hold a Provisional Educator License in teaching or pupil services. School business administrator and program coordinator licenses are waived from this requirement.
- Six semesters of successful full-time classroom teaching experience, or six semesters of successful experience as pupil services professional including 540 hours of classroom teaching experience. School business administrator and program coordinator licenses are waived from this requirement.
Licenses Issued Prior to August 2018
Five-year administrator licenses that were issued under previous Wis. Admin. Code PI 34 might have been issued for a position and/or grade level that are not listed above. Upon applications, these 5-year administrator licenses will be renewed as Provisional Educator License.
Seeking an Administrator License in Wisconsin?
Go to the Seeking an Administrator License page to learn how to obtain your Wisconsin administrative license.