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Policies & Procedures for Receiving Illinois Licensure

All candidates earning an Illinois State Board of Education license are responsible for following the procedures indicated below.

Criminal Background Checks

Criminal background checks are required prior to initial field or practicum/internship experience in the schools.

Qualifying Information for Licensure

This information is taken from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) licensure requirements.  We share this information with you to inform you that if you fall into one of these categories, you may not qualify for licensure in the state of Illinois.

State of Illinois Testing Requirements


Application for Licensure Procedures


State of Illinois Course Grade Requirements (PDF)


State of Illinois Teaching Endorsement Requirements (PDF - Coming soon)