The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must approve all teacher certification programs within Wisconsin. To become licensed, you’ll need to file an application with the School of Education Office. Once it’s verified that you have completed the licensure requirements, you will be recommended for licensure and notified via email that you may apply for your teaching license.
Out-of-state licensure or certification
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville regularly monitors licensure/certification laws in surrounding states. State requirements, however, are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside Wisconsin, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program, as well as during your program of study.
We offer advising for all current and prospective students on the licensure requirements for their respective states. Please contact Elizabeth Runde at 608.342.1130, to work with you individually.
If you need an out-of-state program verification form completed, these should be submitted to the School of Education Office in 139 Doudna Hall.
For your convenience, you can view each states certification online.
The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification facilitates the interstate agreement. Visit their site to learn more.
Upon successful completion of an approved program and appropriate content area tests, a person will be endorsed or recommended for licensure to teach in Wisconsin (or any other state). Licensure is not automatic. Prospective teachers must file an application for a teaching license in Wisconsin and/or other state(s) where they might be employed.
Applications for Wisconsin teaching licenses are located on the DPI website.
All completed applications should be submitted to the UW-Platteville School of Education Office, 139 Doudna Hall, since they require verification of program completion and the certification officer's endorsement. Education students will incur fees beyond tuition due to external licensing and assessment requirements.
|DPI Developmental Level||UW-Platteville Major|
|Elementary-Middle, grades K-9||Elementary Education|
Early Adolescence-Adolescence (EA-A)
Approved content majors:
Early Childhood-Adolescence (EC-A)
|Approved content majors:
Agriculture Education and Technology Education (dual major)
Music (instrumental, general, or vocal)
Physical Education with Health Minor (adaptive physical education and athletic coaching are areas of licensure and part of this major)
Approved content minors:
Teaching English as a Second Language