Under Wis. Admin. Code PI 34, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction issues the following administration licenses. The developmental level for all of these licenses is Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A), which corresponds to ages Birth – 21 and grades PK – 12.
|School District Administrator or Superintendent|
|Director of Instruction|
|Director of Special Education and Pupil Services|
|School Business Administrator|
|Career and Technical Education Coordinator|
|Instructional Library Media Supervisor|
|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 Professional Educator License in teaching or pupil services. School business administrator and program coordinator licenses are waived from this requirement.
- Three years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience, or three years 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 July 2004
Five-year administrator licenses that were issued before Wis. Admin. Code PI 34 took effect in 2004 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 Professional Educator License. However, in some cases the position and/or grade level will remain as they were.
Seeking an Administrator License in Wisconsin?
Go to the Seeking an Administrator License page to learn how to obtain your Wisconsin administrative license.