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The information on this page is intended for institutions that offer Illinois approved educator preparation programs and for those institutions that would like to be recognized within the State of Illinois.

 Illinois Teaching & Learning Standards

 Out Of State Colleges and Universities

  • ​Out of state institutional representatives interested in more information on Illinois licensure and endorsement requirements should send an email to and a representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.
    • Educators should NOT utilize this email address for inquiries and should instead contact their local Regional Office of Education​ for their specific licensure​ questions and requests.
  • Click Institution Recognition if your institution is interested in becoming recognized in the State of Illinois.
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) ChecklistPDF Document
    • ​Out of State Colleges and Universities may direct educators to this checklist. The Professional Educator License (PEL) checklist is a resource for educators to use when applying for an IL Professional Educator License (PEL) as an out of state (OOS) or out of country (OOC) license holder.​​

Program Review Process

All preparation proposals shall follow the process below. Proposals that do not obtain initial approval may undergo a truncated version of this process as determined by the agency.

  • Institution sends program proposal to ISBE
  • *Initial Review (2-4 Weeks)
  • Review submitted to institution
  • Institution sends updated proposal to ISBE
  • Subsequent review and follow up (up to 2 weeks)
  • Final proposal submitted to SEPLB
  1. *Peer Review is mandatory for Principal and Superintendent programs.
  2. *Peer Review is optional for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Alternative programs.
  3. *Agency staff will review all proposals.

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