Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: (608) 266-3390 or (800) 441-4563
Fax: (608) 264-9558
Wisconsin Department of Education: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl
Library Media Specialist specifically: http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/tepdl/pdf/WI-Library-Media-Specialist-CG-Nov-2016.pdf
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master’s Degree Needed: Not for initial licensure, but for the professional license.
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: No
Description: Wisconsin offers both an initial license and a professional license for the library media specialist.
Evaluation Process for Licensure
Criteria for eligible individuals:
- Approved library media program
- No later than 5 years after obtaining the initial the candidate must apply for professional licensure, which requires the Masters Degree.
Reciprocity: The Wisconsin License Based on Reciprocity pathway provides for a five-year license to teach or be an administrator. During this time, the educator may complete the requirements of our Out-of-State pathway. The requirements for this license may be found at: https://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pathways/oos