Center for Additional Teaching Licenses
PRAXIS II Exams
|Art: Content Knowledge
|English, Journalism, Speech Communication
|English Language: Content Knowledge
|Mathematics: Content Knowledge
|Music: Content Knowledge
|Physical Education: Content Knowledge
Earth & Space Science
Life & Environmental Science
|General Science: Content Knowledge
|Broadfield Social Science
|Social Studies: Content Knowledge
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) – Foreign Language Majors and Minors are required to take the ACTFL tests for Teacher Licensure. Language Testing International administers these tests.
The computer-based test assesses proficiency in and understanding of reading and writing content knowledge, literacy development and instruction.
A passing score on the Foundations of Reading Test (FORT) is required for licensure in the state of Wisconsin. That means you will not receive a teaching license unless you pass the FORT (in addition to other licensing requirements).
Educators who are REQUIRED to take the FORT:
- An educator who holds a provisional teaching license and wants to add on a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license must pass the FORT.
- An educator who holds a license with unmet statutory stipulations who wants a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license must pass the FORT.
Educators who are NOT required to take the FORT:
- An educator who holds a life license in the teacher category who wants to add on a K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license does not have to take the FORT.
- An educator who held a life license in K-5 regular education, special education or reading teacher license whose license lapsed or was invalidated does not have to take the FORT.