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|Has the state adopted leadership standards?||Yes. Wisconsin has adopted administrator standards.||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.03|
|Which state entity approves traditional school leader preparation programs?||Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.06|
|Does state policy require school leader preparation programs to align with adopted standards?||Yes. Programs preparing candidates for administrative certification must integrate the adopted performance-based administrator standards.||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.15|
|Does state policy require field experience as part of school leader preparation programs?||Yes. Programs preparing candidates for administrative certification must provide supervised practicums and a graduate internship. However, no hour requirement was found.||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.15|
|Does state policy allow for innovative or experimental preparation programs?||Yes. An institution may seek approval to offer an experimental or innovative program that is not in full compliance with requirements.||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.08|
|Certification and Licensure|
|What are the initial school leader certification requirements?||To qualify for a Principal License, a candidate must:
||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.32|
|What are the requirements for school leaders licensed out-of-state?||Out-of-state applicants holding a valid, comparable certificate issued by another state who is in good standing is eligible for Wisconsin certification if he/she has worked as an administrator for at least one year under the out-of-state license.||Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.34
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 118.193
|Is there an alternative route to initial certification?||No state policy found. However, under certain conditions, the state department of education may issue a one-time renewable one-year license to serve as an administrator to a person who does not fully meet the requirements.
In addition, state policy allows for innovative and/or experimental preparation programs.
|Wis. Admin. Code PI § 34.32|