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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) provides two options for licensure for someone to provide speech and language services to students in a Wisconsin public school.

Tier I 1-year License with stipulations- Candidate Profile

  • Holds a valid Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) license; and
  • Has earned a master’s degree in communication disorders that prepares one to provide speech and language services in a medical setting.
  • Has not yet completed a school speech and language teacher training program.

These candidates may be eligible for the 1-year license with stipulations as a school speech and language pathologist. This license can be renewed for a maximum of three school years during which time the candidate must complete either:

            1) a state-approved program as a school speech and language pathologist and be eligible for endorsement; or

2) the statutory stipulations: minority group relations; conflict resolution; teacher responsibilities, including student teaching; children with disabilities; and professional ethics, including mandatory reporting requirements. For more information about the Wisconsin DPI approved programs, see the Approved Educator Preparation Programs page.

If you fit this pathway profile:

  1. DETERMINE your eligibility.
  2. PREPARE electronic copies of your valid Wisconsin DSPS license as a speech and language pathologist and your transcripts confirming your master’s degree in communication disorders.
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin license using the ELO System.

 

Tier II Provisional License - Candidate Profile

    • Has earned a master’s degree in communication disorders and completed a Wisconsin DPI approved program as a school speech and language pathologist; or
    • Has earned a master’s degree in communication disorders and completed a state approved school speech and language pathology program in another state, which includes a clinical placement in the school setting; or
    • Has earned a master’s degree in communication disorders and completed the requirements of Wis. Admin. Code sec. PI 34.047 (4). This the statutory requires of minority group relations; conflict resolution; teacher responsibilities, including student teaching; children with disabilities; and professional ethics, including mandatory reporting requirements. This process is still under development.

Educators who fit this candidate profile have typically completed what is considered a teacher training program for school speech and language, including a clinical placement in a school settings.  

For more information about the Wisconsin DPI approved programs, see our Approved Educator Preparation Programs page.

If you fit this profile and were prepared at a Wisconsin DPI approved program:

  1. DETERMINE your eligibility by contacting your Wisconsin DPI approved school speech and language pathology program. If you completed the approved program after August 31, 2004, the program should have already uploaded your endorsement in the ELO system so you can apply at any time. If you completed were prepared before August 31, 2004 and never applied for licensure, your Wisconsin DPI approved program will need to provide you a completed PI-1612 Institutional Endorsement form.
  2. PREPARE electronic copies of your transcripts and PI-1612 Institutional Endorsement, if required.
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System using the transaction – T001-1020 (for those who completed their program after August 31, 2004) or the T001-1031 (for those who completed their program before August 31, 2004)

If you fit this profile and were prepared at a program outside Wisconsin:

  1. DETERMINE your eligibility by contacting your state approved school speech and language pathology program. The program must complete the PI-1612 Institutional Endorsement form that verifies the program you completed was a school speech and language pathology program.
  2. PREPARE electronic copies of your transcripts, PI-1612 Institutional Endorsement, test score report(s), valid school speech and language license from another state, and an PI-1613 Employment Verification Form.
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System using the transaction – T001-1025.

If you fit this profile and completed the statutory stipulations:

  1. This process is still under development.

 

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