Alternative Education DPI Licensure (WI DPI #1952)

Help every student get the most out of their education with an Alternative Education License.


Department of Graduate Education

Give every student a chance to thrive

Students learn in all sorts of different ways. The beautiful thing about living in this day and age is that educators are beginning to understand how to help students holistically. Today, educators have the ability to adapt to the student, especially those who are at risk. It is about helping students live a productive life and successfully function in today's society. That’s what the Alternative Education License is all about. It’s designed to prepare you to work with teachers, school districts, and community members to develop programs that help all students.

Quick Facts

Credits 6
  • Special education
  • Elementary education
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Program Overview

The Alternative Education License is an additional license for individuals who possess a teacher’s license from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The program itself does not require a teacher’s license and may be of interest to anyone who works with children, their families, and at-risk youth.

What to Expect

This is a license that is perfect for educators who are passionate about driving student success. It requires two classes – Education Students at Risk and Alternative Education – each of which is worth three credits and must be taken consecutively. If you’re interested in adding this licensure to your DPI certification, you’ll also need to complete a portfolio.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI #1952 Alternative Education

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