DPI Required Tests for General Education Certification Areas
In order to obtain a teaching license in general education shortage areas, Wisconsin DPI requires proficiency in basic skills, content knowledge, and teaching performance. Please review each area below to understand how proficiency can be met:
Basic Skills - Proficiency in reading, writing, and math is demonstrated by either:
- A 2.5 GPA or higher on your bachelor's degree; or
- An average grade of C or better in math and writing courses
Content Knowledge - Students must demonstrate proficiency in content knowledge related to their certification area(s). 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).
edTPA - Teacher Performance Assessment is completed during the student teaching semester. For more information on the edTPA test preparation click here.
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.