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If you hold a valid, comparable out of state license:
  • A copy of your valid, comparable out of state license
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

If you do not have a valid, comparable out of state license:​

If completing a program at an Illinois institution, please work closely with the institution to ensure their specific requirements/timeframes are met.

 Early Childhood

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Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Self-contained general education from birth to grade 3

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Early Childhood (107)
    • New Test - 206 (Available 1/22/18)
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA****or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

 Elementary

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Self-contained general education in kindergarten-grade 9***

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Elementary Middle Grades(110)
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA**** or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

 Middle Grades

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Subject-specific courses in grades 5-8. 

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Specific Content-Area Test
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA**** or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

 Secondary

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Subject-specific courses in grades 6-12. Senior high endorsements are valid 9-12***

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Specific Content-Area Test
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA**** or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

 Special K-12

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

​Area of specialization in K-grade 1​​2

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Specific Content-Area Test
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA**** or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

 Special Pre K-Age 21 Special Education

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Areas of Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I), Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or Speech Language Pathologist (Teach ing)

  • A test of basic skills**
  • LBS I (155) OR Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (150) OR Teacher of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (151) OR Speech Language Pathologist; Teaching (153)
  • Special Education General Curriculum Test (163)
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA**** or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

Specific Requirements:

  • Speech Language Pathologist (Teaching) requires a master’s degree accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the time the applicant completed the program.

 Early Childhood Special Education

Validity/Grade Range
ILTS Tests

Special education from birth to grade 3

  • ​A test of basic skills**
  • Early Childhood Special Education (152)
  • ONE of the following options:
    • Student teaching completed prior to 8/31/15: edTPA****or APT
    • Student teaching completed 9/1/15 or later: edTPA****

*View a list of acceptable courses you may take to fulfill this coursework requirements.

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