The purpose of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) License Based on Equivalency (LBE) standards-based assessment process is to provide another pathway to a Wisconsin teaching license for people with teaching experience directly related to the license being sought.
The Wisconsin DPI LBE process is based on performance and designed for applicants to substantiate proficiency in the Wisconsin educator standards. To obtain a Wisconsin teaching license through the Wisconsin DPI LBE process, applicants must provide evidence of the following:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
- A subject-area major or the equivalent of a major, if applying for licensure at the early adolescence to adolescence (EA-A) or early childhood to adolescence (EC-A) developmental levels, directly related to the licensure sought;
- Three years of teaching experience directly related to the developmental level and subject of the licensure sought;
- Basic skills, content knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge demonstrated through assessments prescribed by the state superintendent;
- Competence in Wisconsin Teaching Standards 1 though 8 as demonstrated by a passing score on the edTPA and the appropriate content knowledge test;
- Competence in Wisconsin Teacher Standards 9 and 10; and
- Satisfaction of all requirements required by Wisconsin statute and administrative rule.
THE LBE HANDBOOK WILL HELP YOU DETERMINE THE LICENSE FOR WHICH YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE. IT EXPLAINS THE STEPS IN THE WISCONSIN DPI LBE PROCESS. READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING A WISCONSIN DPI LBE APPLICATION.