Illinois offers full reciprocity. At the time of the initial evaluation for an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), educators will be considered for all areas listed on his or her valid, comparable out of state license. Per Part 25 Rules, all out-of-state licenses must be equivalent to the Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
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.