Getting a Job as a Teacher in Illinois
Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Illinois? If that’s the case, you have come to the correct place. A short article on the processes of becoming a teacher in Illinois may be found below.
Step 1: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program that has been Approved
Educators must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. To acquire certification in Illinois, students must finish a state-approved teacher education program. On the Illinois Department of Education’s website, you may find a list of recognized teacher education programs.
Curriculum and field experiences are the two main components of teacher education programs. Teaching basic skills, pedagogy (the science of teaching), and training students to research, design, and execute learning experiences in their field of study are all part of the curriculum. Field observations, internships, student teaching, or an amalgamation of all three are common field experiences. For further information on particular requirements, contact your teacher education program or the Illinois Department of Education.
Step 2: Pass the Requisite Exams
Illinois has its evaluation system and demands the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency and the ILTS Content-Area Test in the topic of your choice. There are three levels of certification in Illinois: Initial (4 years), Standard (5 years, renewable), and Master (10 years, renewable). Visit the Illinois Board of Education’s Educator Licensure website to learn how to receive your teaching certificate.
Step 3: Fill out an Application for an Illinois Teaching Credential
Finally, turn in a completed application for licensing to get the show started! Create an Educator account on the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS). Then, depending on whether you finished your educator preparation program in Illinois, you’ll need to mail a non-refundable application fee of $100 or $150. Contact the Illinois State Board of Education for further information.