State Authorization Documentation

Alabama

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Alaska

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Arizona

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Arkansas

Approval received for BS in Digital Marketing Technology; BS in Engineering Technology (Production Operations Concentration); BS in Human Development & Family Studies; BS in Information & Communication Technologies; BS in Golf Enterprise Management; BS in Management; BS in Professional Communication & Emerging Media (Applied Communication Concentration); BS in Special Education; BS in Sustainable Management; MS in Career & Technical Education; PSM in Conservation Biology; MS in Construction Management; MS in Education; MS in Information & Communication Technologies; MS in Manufacturing Engineering; MS in Operations & Supply Management; MS in Sustainable Management; MS in Technical & Professional Communication; MS in Training & Human Resource Development; MS in Vocational Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration); EdS in Education (Non-Licensure); EdD in Career and Technical Education (Non-Licensure); Certificate in E-Learning & Online Teaching.

Approval for additional programs is in progress.

School of Education students must sign letter of disclosure with following statement

"I understand that the enrollment in the (insert degree program) offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stout requires me to pursue teacher/administrator licensure in Wisconsin and then earn an Arkansas educator or school administrator license by reciprocity. I understand that the State of Arkansas has additional course requirements in order to earn an Arkansas license in the program area or a similar program area, and that I must check the website for information on Arkansas reciprocity: www.arkansased.gov/divisions/human-resources-educator-effectiveness-and-licensure/educator-licensure-unit."

Letter template can be requested here: de@uwstout.edu Arkansas requires a minimum of 40 credits of upper-level courses in all undergraduate degree programs.

California

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

Colorado

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Connecticut

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

Delaware

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

District of Columbia

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Florida

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc if faculty involved from distance and not present in state.

Georgia

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Hawaii

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Idaho

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Illinois

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Indiana

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Iowa

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is registered by the Iowa College student aid commission to offer online programs to Iowa residents. For questions or complaints, please contact the Iowa College Student Aid Commission [Toll-free Phone: (877) 272-4456].

A student seeking an Iowa educator license is advised that successful completion of this institution’s program(s) of educator preparation does not qualify you for initial educator licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

A candidate seeking licensure in the state of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state in which preparation was completed. This institution shall assist a candidate in contracting the appropriate licensing board in the state in which the candidate’s preparation was completed. This institution shall assist the candidate in understanding the requirements of the appropriate licensing board prior to the candidate’s completion of this institution’s program(s) of educator preparation.

A candidate seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board (515-281-5849; http://www.boee.iowa.gov/) for licensure requirements in Iowa.

For military personnel who are residents of Iowa, UW-Stout will:

". . .offer not less than the following options to a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to state military service or federal service or duty:

i. Withdraw from the student’s entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.

ii. Make arrangements with the student’s instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student’s registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.

iii. Make arrangements with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded."

Kansas

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Kentucky

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Louisiana

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Maine

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Maryland

Not seeking authorization in Maryland.

"Under U.S. Department of Education regulations for Distance Education Programs and State authorization regulations, a student that is enrolled in an educational program offered by an institution cannot use Title IV, HEA program funds for that program if the institution the student is attending does not have State authorization in the State in which the student is located while receiving instruction. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is not authorized to provide online learning to students residing in the state of Maryland."

Massachusetts

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance. Not approved for any program requiring internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

Michigan

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Minnesota

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Mississippi

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Missouri

 This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Montana

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Nebraska

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Nevada

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

New Hampshire

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

New Jersey

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

New Mexico

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

New York

Not yet a SARA member but UW-Stout is in general compliance including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

North Carolina

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

North Dakota

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Ohio

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Oklahoma

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Oregon

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Pennsylvania

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.


Rhode Island

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

South Carolina

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

South Dakota

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Tennessee

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Texas

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Utah

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Vermont

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Virginia

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Washington

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

West Virginia

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

Wisconsin

In compliance.

Wyoming

This state is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members.

U.S. Territories

American Samoa

 Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

As of 8/3/2015, island does not have licensure board. Will contact UW-Stout when one is created.

Federated States of Micronesia

 Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

Guam

 Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

Puerto Rico

Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

Republic of Palau

In general compliance, including programs with internships/field experiences/coops/etc.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Have requested authorization and waiting for response.

NC-SARA

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UW-Stout has been approved by the state of Wisconsin to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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