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Certificate Procedures

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the UW-Green Bay Professional Program in Education admission and program completion process for individuals who currently hold a valid Wisconsin teaching license and are seeking a new field of licensure. If you have any questions or require additional information after reading these guidelines, please contact the office at 920-465-2137.
PI 34 – Wisconsin Quality Educator Initiative

The teacher education process, license requirements and professional development for Wisconsin educators are based on the ten Wisconsin Teacher Standards and requires demonstrated knowledge, skills and dispositions for teaching. Eligibility for licensing is based on an educator’s performance as measured against these standards.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has approved a variety of license programs offered at UW-Green Bay. Contact the Professional Program in Education office at 920-465-2137 or for more information.

Teaching licenses in Wisconsin are based on development levels. The licenses available at UW-Green Bay along with approved majors and minors are listed below and are also available in the form of program planning sheets available in the Education Program office or the License Requirements page.

*Students admitted after Fall 2023, licenses will be issued at grade ranges rather than ages.*

  • Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC), Ages Birth-11- requires an Education major with an EC-MC emphasis.
    • A supplementary licenses at this age level is also available for Humanistic Studies with Linguistics/TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) emphasis
  • Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MC-EA), Ages 6-12/13 – requires an Education major with a minor in one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, English, Environmental Science, French, Geography, German, History, Humanistic Studies w/Linguistics/TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) emphasis, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, or Theatre
  • Early Adolescence through Adolescence (EA-A), Ages 10-21– requires an Education minor with a major in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Political Science, or Psychology
    • Licenses in Broad Field Language Arts, Science and Social Studies are also available at this age level
  • Early Childhood through Adolescence (EC-A), All Ages – requires an Education minor with a major in one of the following: Art, French, German, Music, Spanish, or Theatre

Admission Procedures
  1. Contact the Education Program Office at 920-465-2137 to discuss your specific needs and schedule an appointment with an advisor.
  2. Apply for admission to UW-Green Bay. You must be admitted to the University to enroll in courses and to be considered for admission to the Professional Program in Education. Application forms and information about the admission process can be obtained in the Office of Admissions.
  3. Apply for admission to the Professional Program in Education. Click here for the application. It is necessary to provide a copy of all college and university transcripts and your current teaching license(s) to the Education Program Office.
Getting Started

Schedule an appointment with an Education admissions advisor to go over program requirements. An official licensure plan will be prepared for you after you meet with the advisor. Until you have an approved, official licensure plan, you are not considered to be pursuing a valid licensure plan. To schedule an appointment, contact the office at 920-465-2137.

At a minimum, you will be required to complete the following UW-Green Bay courses:

  • Major and/or minor course requirements for the license you are seeking
  • Education methods course(s) appropriate to the license area
  • Education student teaching course or comparable, approved experience appropriate to the license area