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: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl

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

  • Approved library media program
  • No later than 5 years after obtaining the initial the candidate must apply for professional licensure, which requires the Masters Degree.

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: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/oos

MLA Citation "Wisconsin." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959152?tab=1.

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Entry ID: 1959152