Library Media

Contact Us

Location: Winther Hall 1005
Phone: (262) 472-2837
Email: schroede@uww.edu

Apply for License

It is your responsibility to apply for the appropriate license through DPI. You will be submitting the portfolio to UWW's library program. As of early 2014, you will use Educator Licensing Online to apply for a license. It will be important to do the portfolio and submit it immediately after your last class as the process is changing slightly. Your completed portfolio and graded coursework will be the checkpoint for approving your license. Send your portfolio link to Eileen Schroeder.

902 with Stipulations 

(7 courses plus practicum)

This is at the initial level if your teaching license is at the initial level. If your teaching license is at the professional level, it will be at the professional level.

  • Go to the Licensure page and complete the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) UWW Application Form on that page. The deadlines for doing this are December 1 and May 1.  Do this at the beginning of the semester when you start your practicum and/or after you complete your final course, whichever comes first.
    • On the form,
      • List all your degrees. 
      • For UW-Whitewater, list the program as Library Media.  Also put Library Media under minor equivalent.  Ignore Major and Emphasis unless you are working on a MSEPD (emphasis: Information, Technology and Libraries) or on an undergraduate minor (minor: Library Media-K12).
      • Choose Early Childhood to Adolescence as the level.
      • List the licensure area as 902 with stipulation (also called Library media non renewable). 
  • Complete your coursework, the practicum, and the portfolio.
  • At the end of the practicum, the UWW Library Media program coordinator checks that practicum and portfolio were successfully completed and all coursework is done, sending information to Certifying Officer.  Make sure your portfolio is complete and approved by your university supervisor at the end of your practicum.  Ask the university supervisor to forward the approved portfolio  or link to the UWW Library Media program coordinator (schroede@uww.edu) along with the completed practicum agreement form.
  • Once you have successfully completed all this and are eligible for the license, you will get an email from the Certifying Officer telling you to apply for the license through Educator Licensing Online for this license.

902 

(5 graduate courses after 902 with Stipulations which changed to 3 graduate courses in May 2015)

  • Go to the Licensure page and complete the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) UWW Application Form. The deadlines for doing this are December 1 and May 1.  Do this at the beginning of the semester when you start your final course and expect to finish the portfolio
    • On the form,
      • List all your degrees. 
      • For UW-Whitewater, list the program as Library Media.  Also put Library Media under minor equivalent.  Ignore Major and Emphasis unless you are working on a MSEPD (emphasis: Information, Technology and Libraries) .
      • Choose Early Childhood to Adolescence as the level.
      • List the licensure area as 902 (also called Library Media). 
  • Complete your coursework and the portfolio.
  • Upon receipt of your portfolio, the UWW Library Media program coordinator (schroede@uww.edu)  checks that all coursework and portfolio were successfully completed, sending information to Certifying Officer. 
  • Once you have successfully completed all this and are eligible for the license, you will get an email from the Certifying Officer telling you to apply for the license through Educator Licensing Online for this license.