Emergency Licensure includes Options for Teachers Close to Retirement

The Department of Public Instruction has created emergency rules changes designed to address a growing teacher shortage in Wisconsin.

Some of the changes include the following:

  • Allowing educators near or in retirement to apply for a nonrenewable, five-year license without professional development requirements
  • Increasing the number of days a short-term substitute can be in the same assignment from 20 to 45
  • Expanding criteria for renewal of emergency licenses to include attempting required tests for licensure
  • Adding new pathways for teachers to add additional licenses based on content tests

More information is available on the DPI website. If you have further questions call the WEAC Region 6 office at 1-800-397-2287.