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License Based on Reciprocity Pathway

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Candidate Profile

  • Hold a current teacher OR administrator license from another state that is in good standing
  • Have taught one year with the teacher OR administrator license from out of state

Seeking a Wisconsin License as an Out-of-State applicant?

Educators who fit this pathway profile already hold a license from another state and have at least one year of experience working in a school under that license.  These educators have not completed the Wisconsin requirements of our Out-of-State pathway.  The License Based on Reciprocity pathway provides for a five-year license to teach or be an administrator.  During this time, the educator may complete the requirements of our Out-of-State pathway.
 

If you fit this pathway profile:

  1. DETERMINE your eligibility by following the steps identified here: License Based on Reciprocity
  2. PREPARE electronic copies of your valid license from another state and an employment verification
  3. APPLY for a Wisconsin License using the ELO System.