Certification + Licensing

Collaboration at its best

You are supported by faculty, academic advisors and peers throughout your coursework, school-based experiences and while preparing for your initial Wisconsin licensure. Support from the Teacher Education Program does not stop with graduation and the license you worked so hard for. We are also a resource for teachers who need help with certification and license renewal for the state of Wisconsin.

Who we help with licensure and certification

Undergrads in the Teacher Education Program

Visit us in the teacher education program, talk to your advisor, or check out the Blugold Insider link at the top of the page for just a few of the ways to connect with helpful people.

Wisconsin licensure information

Bachelor degree holders seeking a teaching certification

If you would like to teach in a subject you already have a degree in or want to go back for a teaching degree in something else, here is where you find out how. Learn what steps you need to take to get started.

Learn about certification

Blugold alumni wanting to teach out-of-state

After you've completed the necessary steps to obtain a Wisconsin licensure, we can also help you navigate applying for licensure in another state. View the requirements for states below and take a look at the state requirements for reciprocity-they may accept your licensing from Wisconsin along with other paperwork. If you have questions, please contact us at the information at the bottom of the page.

View state requirements

Steps to take when going for licensure

There are several steps to take during your undergraduate to qualify for Wisconsin licensure. Learn more about the testing requirements for the state of Wisconsin. Another requirement for licensure is the successful completion of edTPA. We have dedicated resources and staff members ready to help you navigate this process.

Learn more about the edTPA

'How do I even begin to sum up four and a half of the best years of my life?' was my initial thought when approached to write my story for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Jade Meyers | Teacher Education Program Student
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