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Illinois Teacher Certification

The purpose of this website is to help you find the information you need about administrator, counselor, or teacher certification through Roosevelt University.  The information provided is geared to Roosevelt students and may differ from certification offered through other colleges of education.  Wherever applicable, links have been provided to the pertinent Illinois State Board of Education websites that include the official rules and policies for Illinois teacher certification.


The process of applying for certification in Illinois by completing an approved program of professional education is called certification through entitlement.  The institution offering the program must recommend you for the certificate after verifying that you have met all requirements. Below are links to requirements, forms, and steps to take for each type of certificate for which Roosevelt recommends students.


Once you obtain your initial certification, ther are a number of endorsements that can be added to your certificate. Roosevelt's College of Education offers coursework towards many of these endorsements, but you are required to apply directly to the Ilinois State Board of Education unless you are being recommended for the endorsement at the same time you are being recommended for your certificate. Below are links to requirements, forms, and steps to take for each type of endorsement for which Roosevelt offers coursework.

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