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Wisconsin Educator Standards

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.

The Wisconsin Educator Standards outline characteristics of good educators by identifying the components and defining qualities of best professional practice. The Wisconsin Educator Standards are incorporated into educator preparation programs by Wisconsin colleges and universities. Wisconsin educators use these Standards to guide career-long professional development, including Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Educators are defined as professionals working in Wisconsin schools as teachers, pupil services professionals, and administrators.  To receive an educator license in Wisconsin, an applicant shall complete an approved program and demonstrate proficient performance in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions under Wisconsin standards that fit their educational profession.

The Wisconsin Educator Standards are: