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Bachelor's Degree Pathway

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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 is Contact Information for Approved Educator Preparation Programs.
  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.