Illinois does not offer full reciprocity with any other state. At the time of the initial evaluation for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), educators will be considered for all areas listed on an out of state license.
In order to serve as a teacher, school support personnel, or an administrator in the state of Illinois at a public or recognized non-public school, an individual must obtain a PEL. A PEL must be endorsed in one of the following areas.
During the initial PEL evaluation, an educator will be considered for the Educator License with Stipulations endorsed for a Provisional Educator (ELS(PEDU)) for no additional fee. If the
requirements are met, this temporary license will be issued and must be registered to be valid for employment.
Pre-Approved Coursework for the Illinois Professional Educator License
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