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Updates on the Professional and Master Educator License conversion to Lifetime Licenses; the Background Check application

06/14/2018
We continue to work with our vendor on the conversions from “Professional Educator” to “Lifetime Educator.” Please note that educators who hold a...

UWW Library Media Initial Licensure Program Approved

06/11/2018
UW-Whitewater's initial licensure program for Library Media Specialist was approved.  UW-Whitewater will offer both undergraduate and post-...

License with Stipulations and One-Year Administrator Licenses

05/15/2018
The last date one can submit an application for the One-Year or Three-Year License with Stipulations and One-Year Board-Requested Administrator...

Lifetime Educator Licenses

04/13/2018
The 2017-19 biennial budget (2017 Act 59) created lifetime licenses for teachers, administrators, and pupil services professionals. On April 3, 2018...

Experience-Based Technical and Vocational Education Subjects License Advancement

04/02/2018
Educators who hold an Experience-based Technical and Vocational Education Subjects license that expires in 2018 can now apply to advance the license...

UWM Library Media Initial Licensure Program Approved

04/02/2018
UW-Milwaukee's initial licensure program for Library Media Specialist was approved.  UW-Milwaukee will offer both undergraduate and post-...

Provisional License Conversion Complete

03/22/2018
The 2017-2019 Wisconsin state budget, also known as 2017 Act 59, requires DPI to issue a new three-year Provisional license to every educator who...

When do I need to complete my background check?

02/23/2018
The 2017-2019 Wisconsin state budget, also known as 2017 Act 59, contains major changes to licensure rules. This includes language creating a...

What is the role of Educator Effectiveness under the new license structure?

01/24/2018
2011 Wisconsin Act 166 mandates all public school districts and 2R charter schools to use the WI Educator Effectiveness (EE) System to evaluate the...

NEW Application Available to Upgrade from OOS1 to Provisional License

01/22/2018
A new 1225 application is available to allow educators to move from their 1-year Wisconsin license to a provisional license.  This application is for...