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Montessori License 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

  • 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
    3. Basic skills test (i.e., Praxis CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE)
    4. 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)
    5. edTPA score report
    6. Score report for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System.

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