School Library Connection


Contact Information

Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841

(608) 266-1879
(800) 441-4563

(608) 264-9558

Wisconsin Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Not for initial licensure, but for the professional license.

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Wisconsin offers both an initial license and a professional license for the library media specialist.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

Teaching license

Reciprocity: The Wisconsin License Based on Reciprocity pathway provides for a five-year license to teach or be an administrator. During this time, the educator may complete the requirements of our Out-of-State pathway. The requirements for this license may be found at: