Post Degree/Initial Teaching License Requirements

Individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and are pursuing an initial teaching license must:

  • Follow the college requirements for acceptance to the college.
  • Meet all of the Teacher Education Program requirements and follow all Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements, policies, and procedures for obtaining an initial teaching license.
  • Complete all courses in the Teacher Education Core, the Cross Categorical Special Education courses, all courses in the categorical disability licensure area, and any level specific courses. An individual transcript evaluation determines if any previous coursework fulfills the competencies in the required courses.
  • Complete a minimum of one full semester of student teaching at the specific level in the licensure area. If a student is currently employed in the area and level in which they are seeking licensure, the student is considered “on-job” and may be eligible to complete the student teaching requirement in their place of employment with permission of the faculty advisor and the school administrator. If the student is not currently employed in the area and level in which they are seeking licensure, the student will need to complete the student teaching requirement under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.

Initial Teaching License Course Requirements *

* 33 credits of the total credits must be graduate credits