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​Through ISBE Evaluation:​

 Chief School Business Official

Requirements

OR

  • Master's in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or Accounting.
  • 6 semester hours of CSBO Internship
  • Passed the CSBO (224​) 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 to serve students in grades PK-22.
  • Beginning January 1, 2023, individuals who are 18 years of age may qualify for the ELS-Paraprofessional to serve students PK-8 by meeting the requirements outlined below.
  • One of the following required:
    • 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 (with a score of 4)
      • Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4)

Years Valid

5 fiscal years

Limitations​

  • Must work under the direct supervision of a licensed teacher
  • No limit on days worked

Renewable?

May be renewed with payment of registration fees

Notes: 

  • ​If you hold a Paraprofessional License and have a Bachelor’s Degree on file, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher.
  • Coursework must be at the 100-level or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.​​​​

 Transitional Bilingual Educator

​Requirements

One of the following options:

  1. OPTION 1
    • Bachelor’s degree from a college/university where the medium of instruction throughout the institution was in English
    • Passing the applicable Target Language Proficiency test, hold the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy in the target language or hold the Global Seal of Biliteracy in the target language
      Seal of Biliteracy Information https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Seal-of-Biliteracy-One-Pager.pdf​PDF Document
  2. OPTION 2
    • Bachelor’s degree from an out-of-country college/university where the medium of instruction throughout the institution was in the target language (non-English)
    • Passing the English Language Proficiency test
  3. OPTION 3
    • A degree* from a college/university where the medium of instruction throughout the institution was in English
    • A degree* from an out-of-country college/university where the medium of instruction throughout the institution was in the target language (non-English)
    • No test required
      * ONE of the degrees must be a Bachelor’s degree
  4. OPTION 4
    • Bachelor’s degree from a college/university where the medium of instruction throughout the institution was in English and in the target language (non-English)
    • No test required​

*If the Target Language Proficiency Test is not available in the desired language, you must complete Option 2, 3 or 4.​ - ILTS Website​

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 world language endorsement by meeting the following requirements:

  • Pass the applicable world language test or have an Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy or Global Seal of Biliteracy in desired language

The world 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​​

 Visiting International Teacher

Requirements:

  • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree as indicated by an ISBE-approved foreign credential evaluation reportPDF Document
  • Prepared as a teacher at the grade level they will be employed
  • Possess adequate content knowledge in the subject matter to be taught
  • Have adequate command of the English Language
    • Option 1: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT
      • We will accept TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition test results.
      • The applicant must obtain the following minimum test scores in each section as identified below:
        • Reading - 18
        • Listening - 17
        • Speaking - 20
        • Writing - 17
    • Option 2: Cambridge English Assessment with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
      • CEFR level of B2 or higher
    • Option 3: A candidate’s degree from an institution of higher education in which the mode of instruction was English or a major in the English language
  • The recruiting Illinois school district must complete and submit the Application for Visiting International Educator Endorsement (Form 73-03F)PDF Document

Years Valid:

5 years if issued after 07/01/2016

Limitations:

This license is only available for educators who are part of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA Program and are in Illinois on a J-1 exchange visitor visa. The recruiting Illinois school district must have a memorandum of understanding in place with ISBE to recruit and hire visiting international teachers.

Renewable?

No

For more information, visit the Visiting International Teacher Program page.​

​​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 the applicable content-area test

Years Valid

2

​​Limitations 

N/A

​​Renewable?

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

 Provisional In-State Educator (PIDU)

If a candidate has completed all of the requirements for an Illinois-approved educator preparation program at an Illinois institution of higher education, but has not successfully passed the teacher performance assessment (edTPA), the candidate may be entitled for an educator license with stipulations endorsed for a provisional in-state educator by the institution where the program was completed.

​Requirements

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree 
  2. Successfully completed all components of an approved educator preparation program, excluding the passing of the teacher performance assessment (edTPA)
  3. Passed the applicable content test
  4. Attempted the edTPA, and received a minimum score of 3 below the current passing score on the assessment 

Years valid

1 full fiscal year from date of issuance 

Limitations

Can add additional endorsements on the ELS-PIDU, via entitlement, for any content in which the educator also met endorsement requirements (i.e. coursework, test) 

Renewable

No​

​​Through The Hiring District:​

​​ Career and Technical Educator​​​​

*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.

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