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License Based on a Content Test 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

Many teachers who hold a valid WI Provisional Educator, Lifetime Educator or Master Educator license have options to add licenses by passing a content test.  Four different scenarios in which an educator is eligible for this pathway are laid out below, along with additional details regarding specific tests to be taken.

  • Teachers who hold an Early Adolescence-Adolescence (grades 5-12) regular education license can add another regular education subject license at the same developmental/grade level by passing a content test.  Educators who hold a license in grades 6-12, 7-12, 9-12, 6-9 or 7-9 also fall into this category.
    • For information about what content test to take and the passing score for each test use the LBCT-EAA to EAA PDF to find this information.
  • Teachers who hold an Early Childhood-Adolescence (grades PK-12) license can add another Early Childhood-Adolescence license or Early Adolescence-Adolescence (grades 5-12) license in a non-special education area by passing a content test.
    • If adding on an another Early Childhood-Adolescence subject area, use the first two pages of the LBCT-ECA to ECA&EAA PDF to find information about what content test to take and the passing score for each test.
    • If adding on an Early Adolescence-Adolescence subject area, use final page of the LBCT-ECA to ECA&EAA PDF to find information about what content test to take and the passing score for each test.
  • Teachers who hold a Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (grades 1-8) regular education license and have at least four semesters of teaching experience in grades kindergarten, 1, or 2 can add a regular education license at the Early Childhood level (birth to grade 3) by passing the Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge test and the Foundations of Reading Test.
  • Teachers who hold a Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (grades 1-8) regular education license and have at least four semesters of teaching experience in English/language arts or math in grades 7 or 8 can add a license in that subject at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence level by passing a content test.

 

If you fit this pathway profile:
 

  1. VERIFY your eligibility on the license look-up page: License Lookup
  2. CHOOSE the test you will take. Register directly with the test vendor to take the test.
  3. TAKE the test, and obtain an original score report from the test vendor. Verify minimum passing score. Do not request score reports to be sent directly to the department (DPI)
  4. APPLY for the new license using the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) System. Upload a copy of the original score report from the test vendor. An applicant may add more than one related area license at a time based on a passing score. Do not submit an application without an original score report attached.

 

IMPORTANT!

If you pass an approved content test by August 31st and are otherwise eligible for licensure, the effective date of your license will be July 1st of that same year.

If you pass an approved content test after September 1st and are otherwise eligible for licensure, the effective date of your license will be the following July 1st.