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Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Career changer, entering teaching
  • Educator seeking additional license
  • College graduate, seeking MS degree in a new content area

Seeking a Teaching License and already completed a bachelor's degree?

People who fit this pathway profile are career changers, college graduates seeking to become teachers for the first time, or Wisconsin educators wishing to obtain additional licensure. Having earned a Bachelor's degree, these candidates choose to return to a Wisconsin college/university approved to offer teacher licensure program. Post Baccalaureate programs provide subject area and teaching coursework that lead to teacher licensure only or towards a master's degree program.

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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: 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 all the requirements of the approved teacher licensure program.
  5. APPLY for a Wisconsin Initial Educator License using the ELO system.