State License / Certification Disclosure Statement
Educator licensing in the State of Wisconsin is processed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), using the Educator Licensing Online (ELO) system. Applications for licensure are found on DPI’s website. ELO processes applications for the following license types:
- Initial teacher licensure (offered at Beloit College)
- Administrator licensure (not offered at Beloit College)
- School counseling licensure (not offered at Beloit College)
Graduates of Beloit College’s teacher preparation programs are endorsed for a provisional license/initial educator license, tier-II level.
For current students
Before you begin your license application, we are required to submit your license endorsement information to DPI. This will be completed once you finish all requirements in your program.
If you completed your Wisconsin preparation program before 9/1/2004, please follow the directions available via DPI’s website. If you completed your program between 9/1/2004 and 12/31/2013, please email EDYS@beloit.edu, with your current legal name, previous name, date of birth and graduation month to request your information be submitted to DPI.
- Electronic Fingerprint Submission
- ELO onboarding (video)
- Setting up a Wisconsin Access Management System (WAMS) account (video)
- Supplementary Forms for ELO
- Wisconsin Educator License Lookup
There is frequently at least a “license with stipulations option” in other states for Wisconsin program completers who have a current, valid Wisconsin teaching license. This option includes teachers, administrators, speech pathologists, and school counselors. For this reason, our graduates are strongly encouraged to apply for their Wisconsin license prior to applying in another state.
State Licensure/Certification Disclosure for Teacher Licenses
Wisconsin has reciprocity with dozens of states in the country regarding teacher licenses. Please check with the state you are interested in transferring your teaching license about specific requirements, procedures and paperwork.