Become a Teacher
To become a certified teacher in Wisconsin, you will need to fulfill all prerequisite coursework, teacher preparation, and testing requirements.
Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible, and we are dedicated to updating the site with new information on a regular basis. To stay up-to-date with the latest in teacher certification, please complete the form in the right sidebar.
Alternative CertificationGraduates of accredited colleges or universities whose bachelor’s degree was not in education, and who have not yet earned a traditional teaching certificate, can still receive an alternative teaching certificate by satisfying certain requirements. Information about alternative certification in Wisconsin is coming soon!
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- Incentives to teach in high-needs schools or shortage subject areas: Wisconsin provides differential pay support for teachers teaching in high needs schools
- Policies in place that articulate elements of effective induction: Wisconsin has limited to weak induction policies in place
- Average Elementary Teacher Salary: The average elementary school teacher in Wisconsin makes $52,110
- Average Secondary Teacher Salary: The average secondary teacher in Wisconsin makes $51,040
- Teacher Salary vs. State Average Salary: The average teacher in Wisconsin makes 134% of the salary of the average worker in Wisconsin
- Number of Vacation Weeks Per Year: The average teacher in Wisconsin receives 15 weeks of vacation per year
Basic Skills Test
Subject Area CompetencePraxis II: Subject Tests in your specialty area
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Educator Licensing
- Drawer 794
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53293 For further information, contact: