DPI Required Tests for Add on Licenses

In order to obtain an additional teaching license, Wisconsin DPI requires proficiency in content knowledge related to the certification area and/or level.  Please review this below to understand how proficiency can be met:

Content Knowledge - Students must demonstrate proficiency in content knowledge related to their certification area(s) or level. Proficiency can be demonstrated by either:

  • A 3.0 GPA or higher in the certification subject/major area (or related) as demonstrated on official transcripts (courses not related to these subject areas will not be considered); or
  • Praxis II - Passing scores as established by the State Superintendent on content knowledge exams for the specific subject certification area. (Refer to Major Equivalency worksheet for specific test requirement).

For adding a level or concentration to a  Special Education License, Wisconsin DPI  requires proficiency in content knowledge and  a passing FORT score:

  • Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) - Students must provide evidence of a passing score on the FORT or evidence of a Lifetime License.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you register for these tests, please include eduCATE-WI as a recipient of your test scores. The institution number for eduCATE-WI is #1390.

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