Office: Winther Hall Information Desk window (main floor lobby)
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: (262) 472-1101
The College of Education and Professional Studies' goal is to assist you in obtaining your initial Wisconsin teacher's license. The licensure information provided here lists the requirements for an initial teacher's license that the State of Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater have established for your program. In addition to these requirements, you must also satisfy UW-Whitewater requirements for proficiency and general studies, academic majors, minors, and other degree requirements if you do not possess a baccalaureate degree. These requirements are published in the UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Catalog.Students seeking initial licensure must also complete requirements for Admssion to Professional Education. (Students seeking licensure as a School Business Manager, School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, or in Counselor Education must follow separate admission policies).
The following licensure programs are available at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. For available licensure programs at the graduate level, consult the Graduate Catalog.
DPI Developmental Level
|Dual Licensure: Regular & Special Education|
(Approximate Ages: Birth-8 years old)
|Regular and Special Education in community childcare facilities, birth-to-three programs, Head Start, Preschool, Four and Five-Year-Old Kindergarten, Grades 1-3|
|Regular Education Licensure|
(Approximate Ages: 6-12 or 13 years old)
*Completion of a minor is required for this program*
(Approximate Ages: 10-21 years old)
Content area courses in departmentalized middle and senior high schools (grades 6-12) in the following areas:
Biology, Broadfield Social Studies, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Earth Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
(Appoximate Ages: Birth-21 years old)
Content area courses in public schools (all ages) in the following areas:
Athletic Coaching, Art, Bilingual/Bicultural, Business, English as a Second Language, French, German, Library Media, Marketing, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theatre Licensure is also available in Reading, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, and School Psychology at the graduate level.
|Special Education Licensure|
Special Education in elementary, middle, and high schools (approximately grades 1-12).
Students choose an emphasis in either Cognitive Disabilities orLearning Disabilities/Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
The Advising Licensure Coordinators listed below are for students who are formally admitted to Professional Education and/or for students who already hold a bachelor's degree.
Freshmen or sophomores not yet admitted to Professional Education should contact the Winther Hall Information Desk (email@example.com or 262-472-1101) to be referred to the appropriate advisor.
Advising Assistance and Admission to Professional Education
Winther Hall Information Desk
Phone: (262) 472-1101
Graduation and Teacher Licensure Information
Jillian Smith, Certifying Officer
Winther Hall, Room 2036
Phone: (262) 472-1059
|Early Childhood: Regular & Special Education (Dual Licensure)|
|Early Childhood (Birth-8 years old)||(262) 472-5809||WH 4038|
|ECE4U - Online program for ECE
Associate's Degree Transfer students
|Anne Tillett||(262) 472-1833||WH 4034|
|For licensed teachers:
Add-on Early Childhood Special Education (1809)
Add-on Early Childhood Regular Education (1777)
Dept of Special Ed
|Elementary/Middle||Yao Fu||(262) 472-5213
|Art||Kristen Monday||(262) 472-1830||WH 4050|
|Bilingual Education||Julie Minikel-Lacocque||(262) 472-5800||WH 3039|
|Business and Marketing Education||Denise Roseland||(262) 472-1831||WH 4045|
|Computer Science||Denise Roseland||(262) 472-1831||WH 4045|
|Driver Education||Robin Fox||(262) 472-5821||WH 2039|
|English||Anne Tillett||(262) 472-1833||WH 4034|
|English as a Second Language||Melanie Schneider||(262) 472-5439||WH 3042|
|Math||Wade Tillett||(262) 472-1078||WH 3050|
|Music||Alena Holmes||(262) 472-1217||CA 2006|
|Physical Education||Jay Cameron||(262) 472-1649||WC 138|
|- Health (minor/licensure only)||Logan Edwards||(262) 472-1374||WC 123|
|- Adaptive PE (licensure only)||Kathleen Happel||(262) 472-1390||WC 127M|
|- Coaching||Kelly Witte||(262) 472-5650||WC 126W|
|Science||Liesl Gapinski||(262) 472-1190||WH 4046|
|Social Studies||James Hartwick||(262) 472-5815||Winther Hall|
|World (Foreign) Language||Jenna Cushing-Leubner||(262) 472-2198||WH 3039|
|Undergraduate CC-ID||Barbara Hilliker||(262) 472-5376|
|Undergraduate CC-EBD/LD||Barbara Hilliker||(262) 472-5376|
|Graduate MSE CC & LD||Shannon Stuart||(262) 472-4877||WH 5042|
|Early Childhood: EEN (Master's Program Only)||Naomi Rahn||(262) 472-1106||Winther Hall|
|SPECED4U-online program for Special Education||Sharon Kolb||(262) 472-4831||WH 5041|
|Alternative Education (graduate only)||Anne Stinson||(262) 472-1973||WH 3049|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS)||Lynn Gilbertson||(262) 472-5202||RS 1014|
|Counselor Education (graduate only)||Jennifer Betters-Bubon||(262) 472-1886||WH 6039|
|Educational Administration Program
(graduate only-in cooperation with UW-Madison)
|Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator (graduate only)||Pamela Clinkenbeard||(262) 472-5432||WH 6045|
|Library Media||Sarah Beth Nelson||(262) 472-2837||WH 6035|
|Reading||May Vang||(262) 472-1382||WH 3041|
|School Business Management (graduate only)||Karla Saeger||(262) 472-5475|
|School Psychology (graduate only)||Christine Neddenriep||(262) 472-1850||LT 1229|
For more information about education, please visit Admission to Professional Education
Instructions for September 1, 2004 - August 2021 Program Completers
Step 1: Please submit the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) UWW Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Check here to see if you are required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Step 3: Check your email approximately one to four weeks after you complete your program (or complete Step 1 - whichever comes later), looking for an email from Jillian Smith, UWW Certifying Officer. The email will confirm that your endorsement for licensure has been submitted to the DPI.
Step 4: After you receive the confirmation email from the UWW Certifying Officer you may begin the DPI ELO application process. Please note: Step 1 and Step 3 MUST occur before the DPI ELO system will be ready for you.
Note: Temporary or emergency licenses require an entirely different license application process. Please check with your employer or DPI for additional information regarding alternative pathways to licensure.
To find out your licensure codes for the State of Wisconsin, use the DPI website. Find the appropriate major and/or minor and choose the content code.