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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, Public 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

Note: If you hold a Paraprofessional License and have a Bachelor’s Degree on file, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher.​

 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 Prekindergarten - 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?

NO

​​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.

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

**Specific Testing Information/Options

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