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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed educator in Illinois! Follow the steps below to start your journey toward earning a Professional Educator License, which is required for most teaching, school support, and administrative positions in Illinois schools.

However, please note that Illinois offers several options for teacher candidates to utilize work experience or prior degrees to earn a temporary credential​ and start working immediately, while completing the requirements for the Professional Educator License. Check out licensure options beyond the professional educator license here.​​

Become an Educator in Illinois


Do you need help deciding which preparation program is right for you? The ISBE preparation team is here to help. Email us at​

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