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Wisconsin Teacher Certification

You can become a teacher in Wisconsin on your own schedule, without quitting your current job or going into debt. Our program is entirely online and self-paced, so you can start any time and work towards earning teacher certification on a schedule that works for you.

Try our online teacher certification program free for seven days and see if you are ready to start earning your Wisconsin teaching certificate. Scroll down for more information about how to use American Board to take the next step in starting your teaching career!

Watch to Learn How our Program Works:

Watch to Learn How our Program Works:

Teacher Certifications Offered in Wisconsin

Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:

Please call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our Enrollment Team

*Elementary Education is automatically included with all Special Education programs. Certification in both areas must be completed for an American Board Special Education Certificate to be issued.

How to Become a Teacher in Wisconsin

To become a teacher in Wisconsin with American Board’s teacher certification program, candidates will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Pass American Board’s required pedagogy exam and subject area exam.
  2. Submit your transcript(s) to American Board and pass a federal background check.
  3. Receive a teaching certificate and Institutional Recommendation from American Board.
  4. Apply to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for a teaching license.
  5. Begin teaching in a Wisconsin school.


*  Candidates who begin teaching using a Tier I, 1-year renewable license with stipulations must complete American Board’s program within 3 years.

edTPA is Not Required

American Board is the only state-approved alternative teacher certification program that does not require the edTPA (Educational Teacher Preparation Assessment) to be completed. This saves you time and money, as you move into a new career in education.

State-Approved Teacher Certification Program

Approved by the Office of the Governor and accepted by DPI as a path to teacher certification in Wisconsin, American Board is proud to help get qualified, certified teachers into classrooms across the state.

For more information about our approved status or to ask questions about licensure issues, please contact the Educator Licensing Team of DPI. Click on the link to the right to email them.


Contact Us

We are available to answer your questions via email, chat, or phone. Reach out to us with questions and we’ll be happy to help you figure out if our program is the right fit for your needs.

Call 1-877-669-2228 to speak with our Enrollment Team or click the button below to email us.

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