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.