Illinois Teaching Certifications

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Information currently listed:

  • Journalism Teaching Endorsement: No – an endorsement in English allows someone to teach Journalism at the middle and high school levels.
  • Pass state assessment or certification test/s (tests needed): For an endorsement in English, 18 hours of English coursework are required for middle school teachers, and either 24 hours plus the English endorsement test, or 32 hours and no English endorsement test, are required at the high school level.
  • NCATE or National Accreditation required: Yes, all teachers must have a regionally accredited degree.
  • Accepts candidates from states participating in the NASDTEC Interstate Contract: Illinois DOES belong to the Interstate Certification Agreement Contract, the NASDTEC Interstate Contract (Teacher contracts only).

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Visit the ISBE certification page, or call 217-557-6763 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.