Students wishing to apply for a teaching or administrative license should apply online.
Applying for Licensure
After November 30, 2013, candidates will be required to
apply for a teacher or administrator license online through the Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) Educator Licensing Online Process.
Cardinal Stritch University will submit information on
eligible candidates to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Cardinal
Stritch University is required to submit this information before candidates can
If you are ready to apply for your license, and finished
your program after November 30, 2013, contact your program advisor to make sure
your eligibility information has been submitted to DPI.
If you finished a certification program at Cardinal Stritch
University prior to November 30, 2013 and would like to apply for a license
online, please contact Nate Karst, Certification Officer, at (414) 410-4331.
To apply online or
for more information on the application process, click here.
License Renewals: According to DPI, teacher and
administrator license renewals can be completed online beginning in March 2014.
Information on renewing a license can be found here.
Foundations of Reading Test
January 31, 2014, teacher candidates in Wisconsin applying for an initial
license in elementary regular education, special education, 316 reading, and 17
reading, will be required to take and pass the “Foundations of Reading Test.”
The Foundations of Reading Test assesses reading instruction knowledge and
skills and is administered by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. This
requirement is based on a candidate’s initial license application date
and not the program completion date. Below are the Wisconsin licenses that require
passing this test:
Childhood – Regular Education (70–777)
Childhood – Special Education (70–809)
Childhood – Middle Childhood (71–777)
Childhood – Early Adolescence (72–777)
Childhood – Early Adolescence Cross Categorical (72–801)
Childhood – Early Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (72–811)
Childhood – Early Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (72–830)
Childhood – Early Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (72–810)
Adolescence – Adolescence Cross Categorical (73–801)
Adolescence – Adolescence Specific Learning Disabilities (73–811)
Adolescence – Adolescence Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (73–830)
Adolescence – Adolescence Cognitive Disabilities (73–810)
Wisconsin Website for the Foundations
of Reading Test: http://www.wi.nesinc.com/
The website includes all the practice testing materials,
registration information, and policies needed to understand the Foundations of
Teacher candidates must submit a passing score on the
Foundations of Reading Test in order to qualify for student teaching/practicum.
Due dates (prior to student teaching/practicum) will be established by each
COEL program affected by the test requirement. Reading Specialist (17
licensure) candidates must submit a passing score on the Foundations of Reading
Test in order to qualify for certification.