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PI 34 – Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative

State Budget Licensure Changes

Important NoticeEducators who hold a Professional or Master Educator license that was supposed to expire on June 30, 2018, DO NOT NEED TO APPLY to renew their license with credits or a PDP.  The state budget has removed the expiration dates from these licenses, and we are working to have license lookup reflect that.

Please visit the Latest Licensing News blog for information on the state budget's impact on licensure. All available information has been posted to the Latest Licensing News blog. Please Note: the first post relating to the new license rules was written September 22nd.

PI 34, Wisconsin Administrative Code for Teacher Education Program Approval and Licensing, restructured teacher education, educator licenses, and professional development for Wisconsin educators. The system is based on Wisconsin Educator Standards with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and dispositions for teaching, pupil services, and administration. Initial licensing is based on an educator’s successful performance as measured against these standards.

About PI 34

  • Wis. Admin. Code PI 34 – Link to Administrative Code PI 34 on Wisconsin State Legislature website.
  • Wisconsin Educator Standards – Wisconsin Educator Standards for Teaching, Administration, and Pupil Services.
  • PI 34 Synopsis – Powerpoint on background and overview of Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative PI 34.

PI 34 Implementation Resources

Related information

  • Administrative Rules Activities - Information about activity surrounding new or changes to administrative rules. 
  • PI 34 Developmental Levels – Information about five developmental levels defined for licensing.
  • Wis. Admin. Code PI 3 – Administrative rule governing Licenses that was repealed effective July 1, 2004 and replaced by Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.
  •  Wis. Admin Code PI 4 – Administrative rule governing Teacher Education Program Approval that was repealed effective July 1, 2004 and replaced by Wis. Admin. Code PI 34.
  • Licensing History – Historical timeline of educator licensing in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Statutes governing PK-12 education

  • Chapter 115 - State Superintendent; General Classifications and Definitions; Children with Disabilities
  • Chapter 116 - Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs)
  • Chapter 117 - School District Reorganization
  • Chapter 118 - General School Operations
  • Chapter 119 - First Class City School System (Milwaukee Public Schools)
  • Chapter 120 - School District Government
  • Chapter 121 - School Finance