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​Illinois offers three different Educator Licenses with Stipulations (ELS) endorsed in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Career and Technical Education programs provide instruction for occupations in Agricultural Education; Business, Marketing and Computer Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health Science Technology; and Technology and Engineering Education (Industrial).​

 Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Minimum of 60 semester hours*
  • Documented a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of education in the area to be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23PDF Document
  • Submit Work Experience
    • 73-23APDF Document(To be Completed Only By the Employer)
    • 73-23BPDF Document​(Employment Information by Applicant. Employer/Supervisor No Longer Available)

Years Valid

5

Limitations

  • Can only teach in the specified area of endorsement
  • Valid for grades 7-12

Renewable?

Renewable for 5 years if:

  • License issued prior to 1/1/15:
    • Complete following PD requirements:
      • ​120 hours OR 
      • ​60 hours if licensee holds NBPTS designation
  • License issued 1/1/15 or later:
    • Complete following PD requirements:
      • ​120 hours OR
      • ​​60 hours if licensee holds NBPTS designation​​​

 Part-Time Provisional Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill that will be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23​PDF Document
  • Submit Work Experience
    • 73-23APDF Document(To be Completed Only By the Employer)
    • 73-23​BPDF Document(Employment Information by Applicant. Employer/Supervisor No Longer Available)​

​​Years Valid

5

​​Limitations

At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and technical education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license. Valid for only 2 courses of study.

Valid for grades 6-12 only.

​​Renewable?

May be renewed one time for 5 years upon application and payment of registration fees.​​

 Provisional Career and Technical Educator

​​Requirements

  • Documented a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in the skill that will be taught
  • Must apply online and submit ISBE form 73-23PDF Document
  • Submit Work Experience
    • 73-23APDF Document(To be Completed Only By the Employer)
    • 73-23​BPDF Document(Employment Information by Applicant. Employer/Supervisor No Longer Available)​

Years Valid ​

5

Limitations

At the time of application, must obtain a letter from the school district confirming that no teacher holding a PEL or ELS endorsed in career and technical education is available and that circumstances warrant the issuance of this license.

Valid for grades 11-12 only.​

Renewable?

May be renewed with payment of registration fees.​​

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