Requirements for Licensure Endorsement
A license may be issued in Wisconsin to an applicant who has received institutional endorsement. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for UW-Whitewater institutional endorsement for licensure:
- Completion of an approved major, major and minor, or broadfield major, the required professional sequence, and the baccalaureate degree.
- Successful completion of the Directed Teaching semester or Graduate Practicum semester at UW-Whitewater.
- An combined GPA of 2.75 based on all courses. Exceptions to the 2.75 licensure GPA requirement may be made by the Licensure Officer for no more than 10% of the students completing a licensure program each grading period.
- Successful completion of a standardized examination in each licensure area is required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI ). UW-Whitewater requires successful completion of the appropriate standardized examination before a student teaching or practicum placement will be made.
UW-Whitewater students seeking licensure in the State of Wisconsin must meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's human relations requirement. In formation about how the human relations requirement will be met by UW-Whitewater students can be found on the Office of Field Experiences website. Human Relations requirements must be met to receive a bachelor's degree and/or teaching license.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education & Professional Studies is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, and the Wisconsin Improvement Program. Teacher education programs, initial and advanced, are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.