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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed educator in Illinois! This page provides licensure steps for individuals who seek any license except the professional educator license, and individuals who do not hold a professional educator license and are interested in obtaining a short-term approval or an educator interpreter approval. If you are looking to work part-time, do not have a bachelor's degree, or want to start working right away while you fulfill the Professional Educator License requirements, these options might be right for you.

Follow the steps below to get started.​​

Become an Educator in Illinois


Do you need help with the licensure process? Contact our ISBE/regional office licensure team for assistance.​

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