Act 31 book.For those individuals seeking initial licensure/certification, this workshop is designed to help you comply with the Act 31 legislation required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This one-day seminar* includes minority group relations demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in WI.

Online Registration

To register for a session, click on the date below.

Seminar Sessions

March 17: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

March 18: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


UWM School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 7000 (7th floor)
Milwaukee, WI 53203

This requirement only applies to those individuals seeking initial licensure or certification in the state of WI. Educational Studies as well as ITP students are exempt from this requirement. If you have satisfactorily completed American Indian Studies 203, History 263, Anthropology 213, English 276** or completed the ACT 31 Seminar, disregard this page.

All other students (Education Undergraduates, including art and dance majors) will be required to satisfy the ACT 31 criteria by completing courses identified within their programs. All music majors satisfy ACT 31 through their regular core courses. Please understand that this seminar does not substitute for your 3-credit non-western history requirement. It only satisfies ACT 31 and is posted on your record in your UWM advisor’s office. Please contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Priority will be given to UWM post-bac students who are completing in the current semester. Please indicate your status on your registration form so that we are aware of your urgency. This seminar carries no credit, but meets the Wisconsin certification requirement. Each seminar participant will receive a certificate at the end of the seminar. There will be a nominal fee of $105 per person to cover the cost of instruction, materials, and lunch. Pre-registration and payment required to attend.

Contact Gevon Daynuah at (414) 227-3351 or for more information.

Program Cancellations/Refunds

A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Education or the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason. Participant withdrawals made at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the start of a program can receive a 100% refund. When a participant withdraws less than two weeks
prior to the program start, participants may have their fees transferred one time to any currently available program, otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refund will be given. Once a program has begun, refunds are no longer issued.

Please Note

  • This ACT 31 seminar was not designed for undergraduate students enrolled in teacher education programs. Students will meet the ACT 31 WI DPI requirements through their planned program of study. Students with questions should consult with their academic advisor.
  • This seminar will satisfy the Human Relations stipulation for those who have completed a comparable, approved educator preparation program in another state.
  • The only section of English 276 that will satisfy this requirement is that with the subtitle “History, Literature, and Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes.”