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EdNova

EdNova

Applications accepted year-round.

EdNova provides practicing teachers with the opportunity to extend their areas of certification and face-to-face and online workshops for practicing educators especially those licensed with stipulations.

Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Extend your Teaching License

Under DPI "License Flexibility" you might be able to take a test to add a license. If not, practicing teachers can add new certifications to their existing teaching licenses. If you currently hold a Wisconsin Educator License you could be eligible to add new areas of certification based on majors or minors in a school subject areas.

You are eligible if you hold a current Wisconsin teaching license and have or can achieve the equivalent of a major or minor in specific school subject areas. With our help you will prepare a teaching portfolio showing your knowledge, skills, and dispositions for the new certification area, teach in the new area, and provide written reflections on that experience. See chart below as a pdf.

Participants are required to:

Licensing in areas that are considered shortage areas (agriculture, art, business education, computer science, family & consumer education, foreign languages, mathematics, music, sciences, and technology).

Current License (level & subject)

Shortage Subject Area to be added

Completion Requirements (in addition to those listed above)

All Early Childhood – Adolescence (EC-A) or grades PK-12 subject areas

Early Childhood-Adolescence agriculture, art, business education, family & consumer education, music, technology education

  • teaching major in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

EC-A or PK-12 business education

Early Childhood-Adolescence marketing education

  • marketing major including vocational education courses & 4000 hours marketing experience
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

EC-A or PK-12 ESL and foreign languages

Early Childhood-Adolescence ESL or another foreign language

  • teaching minor in the either ESL or another foreign language
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

All EC-A or PK-12 subject areas (except ESL and foreign languages)

Early Adolescence-Adolescence computer science, ESL, foreign languages, mathematics, sciences

  • teaching minor in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

All Early Adolescence – Adolescence (EA-A) or middle/high school subject areas

Early Adolescence-Adolescence computer science, ESL, foreign languages, mathematics, sciences

  • teaching minor in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Early Childhood-Adolescence agriculture, art, business education, family & consumer education, music, technology education

  • teaching major in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and new developmental level

EA-A or middle/high school science subject area

Early Adolescence-Adolescence biology/life science, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental studies, physical science, physics

  • teaching minor in each specific science field
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Early Adolescence-Adolescence Broadfield science

  • teaching major in a field of science
  • requirements that equate to a broadfield science major at a traditional IHE state-approved program

EA-A or middle/high school Broadfield science

Early Adolescence-Adolescence biology/life science, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental studies, physics

  • teaching minor or concentration (as determined by alignment to applicable content standards) in specific science area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (MC-EA) or grades 1-8 Elementary Education (generalist)

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence mathematics, sciences, ESL, foreign languages

  • teaching minor in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

MC-EA or grades 1-8 Elementary Education (generalist) with minor in shortage subject area

Early Adolescence-Adolescence mathematics, sciences, and other identified EA-A shortage fields

  • teaching major in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and at new developmental levels

Early Childhood-Adolescence agriculture, art, business education, ESL, family & consumer education, foreign languages, music, technology education

  • teaching major in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and at new developmental levels

Early Childhood – Middle Childhood or grades PK-6 Elementary Education (generalist)

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Regular education license with licensable minor in shortage subject area

  • teaching minor in the shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience at new developmental level

Licensing in areas that are NOT considered shortage areas if teaching in that subject area under an emergency license.

Current License (level & subject)

NON-Shortage Subject Area to be added

Completion Requirements (in addition to those listed above)

All Early Childhood – Adolescence (EC-A) or PK-12 subject areas

Early Childhood-Adolescence Subject area taught under an emergency license

  • teaching major in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Early Adolescence-Adolescence Subject area taught under an emergency license

  • teaching major or minor (in certain subject areas) in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

All Early Adolescence – Adolescence (EA-A) or middle/high school subject areas

Early Childhood-Adolescence Subject area taught under an emergency license

  • teaching major in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and at new developmental levels

Early Adolescence-Adolescence Subject area taught under an emergency license

  • teaching major or minor (in certain subject areas) in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

EA-A or middle/high school social studies subject areas

Early Adolescence-Adolescence broadfield social studies

  • requirements that equate to a broadfield social studies major at a traditional IHE state-approved program
  • evaluated teaching experience

Early Adolescence-Adolescence economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology

  • teaching minor in specific social studies field
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

EA-A or middle/high school broad field social studies

Early Adolescence-Adolescence economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology

  • teaching minor or concentration (as determined by alignment to applicable content standards.)in specific social studies area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

EA-A or middle/high school English/language arts, speech, journalism

Early Adolescence-Adolescence English literature & composition, journalism, speech communication

  • teaching minor in specific language arts field
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence or grades 1-8 Elementary Education (generalist)

Early Adolescence-Adolescence Emergency license in EA-A non-shortage subject area

  • teaching major in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and at new developmental levels

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Emergency license in MC-EA non-shortage subject area

  • teaching minor in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area

Early Childhood – Middle Childhood (EC-MC) or grades PK-6 Elementary Education (generalist)

Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence regular education with licensable minor in non-shortage subject area

  • teaching minor in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience at new developmental level

EC-MC or grades PK 6 Elementary Education (generalist) with minor in subject area of emergency license

Early Childhood-Adolescence Subject area taught under an emergency license

  • teaching major in the non-shortage subject area
  • evaluated teaching experience in new subject area and at new developmental levels

Fees $2,500 (Subject to change without notice)

Payments by check or credit card are accepted. Graduate credit is available for an additional $180 for three credits.

To apply:

Send the following items to: EdNova, 503 Miner Ave. E, Ladysmith WI 54848

  • Cover letter identifying desired subject area,
  • Resume detailing work experience,
  • Transcripts (an official transcript required if you are admitted),
  • A copy of your teaching license.

We accept applications year-round.


Workshops For Teachers Licensed with Stipulations

EdNova

Early Childhood Topics:

Contact Mark for more information on this program.


Workshops for Practicing Teachers

We offer workshops for practicing teachers. Please contact us for details.

A Workshop for Cooperating Teachers: Supervising Student Teachers

An online workshop to help practicing educators develop the skills needed to act as cooperating teachers for the student teacher semester.

Contact Mark for more information on this program.