License with Stipulations (previously referred to as an Emergency License)

A License with Stipulations allows someone with a bachelor’s degree, who has not completed a teacher education program, to teach.  There are two pathways to this license:
  1. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a teacher education through an approved Wisconsin school and are only missing required assessments for their license.  You can request your university to sign a “License with Stipulations” approval form.  If you completed a program through UWSP and are missing a required assessment, please contact Maggie Beeber, for more information.
  2. If a school district cannot find a teacher certified in the appropriate license subject or developmental/grade range, the district is allowed to hire someone who has earned a bachelor’s degree, as long as they are willing to pursue the required teaching license while they teach.  
NOTE:  If the license required is in a special education field, this license can only be held for 3 years and the teacher must be fully certified before year four.

For more information on the License with Stipulations option, please see DPI's website for full details.


Maggie Beeber, Certification Officer
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