Applicants Prepared as Educators Outside of the United States
In order to become certified in Illinois, foreign applicants must have been prepared as an educator outside of the United States, meet all coursework and testing requirements, be legally eligible for employment in the United States, and meet all other requirements detailed in Illinois statute and rules.
If you have foreign credentials, you will need to obtain a course by course evaluation of them that converts the foreign educational credentials to equivalent American semester credits and courses. The evaluation will need to specify the grade level for which you were prepared as an educator. It will also need to indicate the American degree equivalence of your foreign credentials. We will require the original course by course foreign credential evaluation report and copies of your foreign documents made from the originals by your regional superintendent. Click here for a list of approved evaluation sources.