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Post Baccalaureate 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
  • 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 are Public IHE Contacts and Private IHE Contacts.
  4. COMPLETE all the requirements of the approved teacher licensure program.
  5. APPLY for a Wisconsin Initial Educator License using the ELO system.