Additional Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Requirements for Initial Educator Administrative License
- Master’s degree or an approved equivalent in Education Administration (PI 34.32)
- Eligible to hold teacher, counselor, school psychologist, or social worker licenses in the State of Wisconsin
- Three years successful experience at the elementary/secondary level, or three years successful experience as a school counselor, psychologist, or social worker which included 540 hours of classroom teaching experience.
- Completion of Professional Development Plan ***
- Completion of the human relations requirement of PI 4.11
- Undergraduate or graduate course in human growth and development including child psychology, early adolescent psychology, or adolescent psychology. (Ed Psych 301, 303, 320, 502, 520, 521, or 701)
*** FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FAQ
Q: Can a teacher who holds an Initial Educator License and who completes an approved principal program apply for and be issued an Initial Educator License as a principal?
A: No. The educator would first have to complete all requirements to advance his/her non-renewable Initial Educator License for teaching to the professional educator license stage. If an Initial Educator License was issued in an administrative category to an educator who still was licensed at the initial educator stage as a teacher, there is no assurance that the educator would complete requirements for advancement to the professional educator stage as a teacher. The educator would therefore no longer be eligible for the administrator license since eligibility for a teaching license is a prerequisite.