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Bachelor's Degree Pathway

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.
 

Candidate Profile

  • No Bachelor's degree
  • High School graduate
  • Returning adult student
  • First teaching license in WI

Seeking a Teaching License, but don't have a bachelor's degree?

People who fit this pathway profile are high school graduates or returning adult students who wish to pursue a career in teaching. This pathway requires the candidate to complete a bachelor's degree and an approved teacher preparation program at a Wisconsin college/university. Upon completion, the Wisconsin college/university will endorse you for a Wisconsin license.

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If you fit this pathway profile:

  1. DECIDE what you are interested in teaching.
  2. IDENTIFY the Wisconsin colleges/universities that are approved to prepare teachers for the Wisconsin teaching license you are seeking using the following link: Find a Prep Program
  3. CONTACT the college/university directly to learn about their program and enrollment. Here are Public IHE Contacts and Private IHE Contacts.
  4. COMPLETE the bachelor's degree.
  5. COMPLETE all the requirements of the approved teacher licensure program.
  6. APPLY for a Wisconsin Initial Educator License using the ELO System.