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​​Educator License with Stipulations Endorsement Requirements


Through ISBE Evaluation:

 Chief School Business Official

Requirements

  • Master's degree or higher
  • 2 years of school business management or 2 years of university experience
  • 24 semester hours of Chief School Business Official coursework as part of a state's approved preparation program
  • Passed a test of basic skills**
  • Passed the CSBO (185) content test

OR

  • Master's in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
  • 6 semester hours of CSBO Internship
  • Passed a test of basic skills**
  • Passed the CSBO (185) content test

Years Valid

5

Limitations 

Cannot add teaching endorsements to this credential

Renewable?

May be renewed if PD and Illinois Administrators Academy (IAA) requirements are fulfilled

 Paraprofessional

Requirements

  • At least 19 years of age
  • 1 of the Following:
    • Associate's degree or higher
    • 60 semester hours of coursework
    • High School Diploma or GED and  a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro
    • High School Diploma or GED and  the following scores on the ACT Workkeys:
      • Applied Mathematics/Applied Math — 4
      • Reading for Information/Workplace Documents — 4

Years Valid

5

Limitations

Must work under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher

Renewable?

May be renewed with payment of registration fees

 Provisional Educator

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree* (unless a Master's Degree is required)
  • Valid, comparable out-of-state license or certificate

Years Valid

1 - may be extended for another year (total validity period of 2 full fiscal years) if the applicable tests (content area and test of basic skills**) have been passed in the first year.​

Limitations

Once an educator has held this license or holds a Professional Educator License, another Provisional cannot be issued (regardless of grade range or content area)

Renewable?

YES, for 2 years if the holder of the license has not held a position in a public school or non-public school recognized by ISBE.  Educators must submit form 80-04: Request to Renew Educator License with Stipulations-Provisional Educator to ISBE between February 15 and June 30 of the second fiscal year; otherwise, the license will expire and cannot be renewed. This is only available for licenses issued after 7/1/15 and will not be available for application until February of 2018.

 Transitional Bilingual Educator

​Requirements

1 of the following options:

  1. Option 1
    • Bachelor's Degree from an institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • Target Language Proficiency Test in desired Language
  2. Option 2
    • Bachelor's Degree from a foreign country in the requested medium
    • Target Language Proficiency Test in English
  3. Option 3
    • A degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States
    • Degree from a foreign country in the requested medium
    • No testing required

Years Valid

5

Limitations

Valid only for teaching transitional bilingual courses in a Pre K - Grade 12 setting and English as a Second Language (ESL) in Kindergarten - Grade 6.

Can add a foreign language endorsement by meeting the following requirements:

  • Passed a test of basic skills**
  • Passed the applicable foreign language test

The foreign language endorsement would allow the licensee to teach that particular language in a Kindergarten - Grade 12 setting.

Can add an LBSI endorsement by passing the LBSI (155) test and completing coursework in the following areas:

  • Survey of the exceptional child
  • General characteristics of children with disabilities within the LBSI scope
  • General methods for teaching children with disabilities within the LBSI scope
  • Psychological assessment of children with the disabilities within the LBSI scope

Renewable?

N

​​Through Entitlement:

 Alternative Provisional Educator

​​Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree*
  • Successfully completed the first phase of the Alternative Educator Licensure Program for Teachers
  • Passed a test of basic skills**
  • Passed the applicable content-area test

Years Valid

2

​​Limitations 

N/A

​​Renewable?

May be renewed for a third year is the holder of the license meets requirements set by the university.

 Resident Teacher

​​Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree*
  • Enrolled in an Illinois approved preparation program
  • Passed a test of basic skills**
  • Passed the applicable content-area test

​​Years Valid

4

​​Limitations

  • May teach only under the direction of a fully licensed teacher who will act as a mentor.
  • May not teach in place of a license teacher.
  • Not valid after 6/30/17

​​Renewable?

No

​​Through The Hiring District:

 Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Minimum of 60 semester hours*
  • Documented a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of education in the area to be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23PDF Document

Years Valid

5

Limitations

  • Can only teach in the specified area of endorsement
  • Valid for grades 7-12

Renewable?

Renewable for 5 years if:

  • License issued prior to 1/1/15:
    • Complete following PD requirements:
      • ​120 hours OR 
      • ​60 hours if licensee holds NBPTS designation
  • License issued 1/1/15 or later:
    • Pass a test of basic skills**​ or the ACT WorkKeys test
    • Complete following PD requirements:
      • ​120 hours OR
      • ​​60 hours if licensee holds NBPTS designation

 Part-Time Provisional Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill that will be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23​PDF Document

​​Years Valid

5

​​Limitations

At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and technical education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license. Valid for only 2 courses of study.

Valid for grades 6-12 only.

​​Renewable?

May be renewed one time for 5 years upon application and payment of registration fees.

 Provisional Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill that will be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23PDF Document

Years Valid 

5

Limitations

At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and technical education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license.

Valid for grades 11-12 only.​

Renewable?

May be renewed with payment of registration fees.

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*Hours may be obtained from a regionally accredited institution or an accredited trade and technical institution. For endorsements requiring a specific number of semester hours, coursework must be at the 100-level of higher. Remedial coursework will not be accepted.

The following test scores may be accepted for the test of basic skills:

  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400)
  • ACT: Prior to 9/1/15 - Composite score of 22 with combined English/Writing score of 19 -OR- 9/1/15 and later - Composite score of 22 with Writing score of 16 OR - 9/10/16 and later - Composite score of 22 with Writing score of 6​
  • SAT: Prior to 3/5/16 - Composite score of 1030 (mathematics and critical reading) with a minimum writing score of 450 -OR- 3/5/16 and later - Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language
  • Out-of-state test of basic skills that led to licensure in another state​

The information is accurate at this time (note date below).  Applicants will be held to the most current statutory and administrative rule requirements.

***Educators who do not complete an Illinois approved program and have not completed an edTPA for licensure in another state of country may provide evidence of at least one year of full time teaching experience and having achieved a rating of "proficient" of higher (or equivalent) on their most recent performance evaluations.  Use ISBE Form 80-01: Out-of-State Applicant Request to Waive EdTPA​PDF Document.

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