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Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completed a teacher preparation program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education or Montessori International
  • Seeking to teach in a Wisconsin public Montessori school


Seeking a Montessori license?

Educators who fit this pathway profile have already completed a teacher preparation program that is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.  To be eligible for this license, the teacher must also complete required tests, an edTPA, and a course in special education.

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If you fit this pathway profile:

  1. COMPLETE all the requirements of the approved teacher licensure program.
  2. PREPARE electronic copies of required documents:
    1. Institutional Endorsement form (PI-1612) from teacher preparation program
    2. Transcripts that document bachelor's degree and a 3 credit course in special education
    3. Content area test
      1. For Infant-Toddler, Early Childhood, and Elementary I levels: Praxis II Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test (5018)
      2. For Elementary II and Secondary levels: Praxis II Middle School Content Knowledge Test (5146)
    4. ​edTPA score report
    5. Score report for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System.

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