Office of the Governor Scott Walker
Office of the Governor, Scott Walker - Press Release

Governor Walker Thanks Superintendent Evers for Enacting Changes to Teacher Licensure

Monday, August 20, 2012 - Press Release

Madison — Today, Governor Scott Walker thanked State Superintendent Tony Evers for his work to streamline teacher licensure and provide additional options to teacher candidates with workplace experience. 

“I thank Superintendent Evers and DPI for their work to ensure the best and brightest have the ability to become teachers,” said Governor Walker.  “Wisconsin has fantastic teachers across the state.  We will continue to work together to strengthen this honored profession.  We must also help districts find qualified men and women with workplace experience who are interested in sharing their knowledge with the next generation, especially in high need areas like science and math.  Today’s announcement represents a positive move in the right direction.”

In addition to streamlining existing routes to licensure, DPI will open new routes to teaching for those with training or teaching experience in higher education, the workplace, and elsewhere.  More information can be found here