Last Opportunity for Superintendent Endorsement under Old ISBE Rules
The Illinois State Board of Education revised the rules and requirements for the Superintendent Endorsement beginning September 1, 2019. Further, existing programs will not be allowed to enroll any new candidates after September 1, 2016, thereby enabling the candidates participating in those programs to complete their studies and receive the endorsement before the new requirements take effect. Like the Principal Endorsement, the changes include additional coursework as well as a longer Internship.
A window exists now for you to accomplish your professional goals by gaining this critical endorsement before the changes take effect. Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education is offering two final cohorts that will meet all the current requirements, allowing you to complete the Superintendent Endorsement (Lake County) program before the requirement changes take effect.
Time is running out. All applications for the first cohort (January 2016) must be completed by November 1, 2015. All applications for the final cohort (August 2016) must be completed by July 1, 2016. Don’t get caught short and miss out on this limited-time opportunity.