Step 1: New License Approval Request
Submit a completed approval request packet to UWSP, either via email or regular mail. We are not able to process requests unless final course grades are posted, packets are complete and all requested information is filled in accurately and completely.
Email application packet to: Field.Experiences@uwsp.edu
Mailing Address: Office of Field Experiences, School of Education, College of Professional Studies, 1901 Fourth Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
NOTE: If using email, we suggest whiting out any SS# listed on documentation you are submitting as it can be stolen as it is being sent.
Also, please list "Add-on Request" or the license being requested in the subject line, or include a description in the email. Simply sending a blank email with an attachment may cause it to be filtered out as junk.
Copies of transcripts for any courses (non-UWSP courses) taken after you received your certification outline from us, if they are required for your new license(s).
Copies of passing Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly called Praxis II) score report(s) or a 3.0 in required coursework for the new license.
In the case of French, German and Spanish, passing ACTFL score report.
Portfolio - Please check your certification outline to see if you are required to do this. The portfolio should be in an attached zip file if emailed or a jump drive if sent via regular mail. If a portfolio was already submitted, please include a copy of the letter stating that it has been approved.
Copy of passing Foundations of Reading Test
score report - A score of 240 or higher is required.
This is a state-legislated requirement.
Please do not assume we have these scores on file. We have had issues with receiving test scores from the testing companies.
Step 2: UWSP Uploads License Approval
Once we have received approval from the appropriate person on campus, we will upload your approval to DPI's website. You will receive an email from Maggie Beeber, Teacher Certification Officer, once your approval has been uploaded. You will not be able to apply online earlier than this.
This process may take 2-3 weeks.
Step 3: Online Application
Go to DPI's website
to complete the online application. We have attempted to write out directions
that will assist you in preparing for the online application process, as well as directions in case you get stuck on their website. We recommend reading through these directions immediately as there are documents you may need to prepare in advance.
If you have any feedback on these directions, please let us know as we will continue to work to improve upon them.
Step 4: Obtaining Copy of License
DPI will contact you using the email you provide to them with questions, concerns or to inform you that your license has been processed. Once you receive this email, you are invited to go to DPI's website to print out your new license. DPI is expecting the process, once you have completed your online application and made a payment, to take up to 10 days. It may take longer if anything is missing or if your Conduct and Competency Check takes longer.
Maggie Beeber, Teacher Certification Officer
Submit all Materials to: Field.Experiences@uwsp.edu
Office of Field Experiences
School of Education
College of Professional Studies
Stevens Point, WI