Wisconsin Teacher Certification Renewal

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Learn how to renew a Professional Educator Certification or reinstate a Professional Educator Certification in Wisconsin.

Teaching Certification Renewal

According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), after five years, an initial educator's license expires, and a teacher must undergo the renewal process. The Initial Educator's License is non-renewable, except for teachers who have not attained three years of teaching experience in the five years.

If a candidate has not completed three years of teaching experience before their license expires, they may apply for another five-year initial license.

For teachers who have completed three years of teaching, they are eligible to advance to a Professional Educator License. A Professional Educator License requires applicants to complete three to five years of teaching, and also must submit a Professional Development Plan (PDP).

A PDP ensures that teachers are improving throughout their educational careers, and shows evidence of professional growth in teaching.

With a completed PDP and three years of experience, initial educator license holders are prepared to apply for five-year Professional Educator Licensure. Information about renewing a Professional Educator License may be found here.

The third stage of licensure after Professional Educator Licensure is the Master Educator License. A Master Educator License is an optional 10-year certification available to holders of a Professional Educator License.

There are two routes to earning a Master Educator License:

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As an experienced educator, you understand the importance of a quality education and the role it plays in students’ lives. Choosing one of Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) education degrees affords you the firm foundation needed to shape tomorrow’s future in addition to meeting education requirements for certification renewal or reinstatement.

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