There have been changes proposed for how a person can acquire a teaching license in one state that continues to struggle with a teacher shortage. The state, Wisconsin, has announced possible changes to how a professional teaching license can be obtained. The Department of Public Instruction is working to help districts across the state that have struggled to build complete staffs.
One of the ideas put forth by the Department of Public Instruction involves combining subject areas into one license. This would help districts when it comes down to selecting candidates for open jobs. The reason stated for this was people who switch careers in the middle of life to become teachers. The department stated that most of the general education courses from years ago are no longer relevant.