- Bachelor's degree, with a major in the license subject
- Career changer, entering teaching
- Educator seeking additional license in shortage area
- Seeking licensure in a shortage area in Wisconsin
- Mathematics, Science, Career and Technical Education Subjects, World Languages, Special Education, Bilingual/Bicultural and ESL; also regional shortages
Seeking a Teaching License and already completed a bachelor's degree in the subject area of the license?
People who fit this pathway profile are career changers, college graduates seeking to become teachers after securing employment in shortage area in a Wisconsin school district, or Wisconsin educators wishing to obtain additional licensure in a Wisconsin shortage area. For subject specific license, the candidate must have already completed a major in the subject area of the license they are seeking. Wisconsin Alternative Route programs prepare candidates with teaching coursework for Wisconsin licenses in shortage areas, which include: Mathematics, Science, Special Education, ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural, World Languages, Technology Education, and Business Education. These programs are for licensure only and do not lead to a degree.
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If you fit this pathway profile:
- DECIDE what you are interested in teaching.
- IDENTIFY the Wisconsin Alternative-Route Program Providers that are approved to prepare educators in the Wisconsin teaching license you are seeking, using the following: Find a Prep Program
- CONTACT the Alternative Route Program Providers directly to learn about their program and enrollment. Here is Contact Information for Approved Educator Preparation Programs.
- COMPLETE all the requirements of the approved alternative route licensure program.
- APPLY for a Wisconsin Initial Educator License using the ELO System.