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Licensure Officer

Laura Lag
Phone: (847) 619-8826
Fax: (847) 619-8830

Mailing Address: 
Laura Lag
Roosevelt University
College of Education
Room 517
1400 N Roosevelt Blvd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Middle Grades Endorsements

Elementary, secondary and special certificates may be endorsed for teaching at the middle grades level. All middle grade endorsements require :

  1. Eighteen (18) semester hours of credit in content area courses*
  2. Three (3) semester hours of coursework in middle school philosophy, curriculum and instructional methods for designing and teaching developmentally appropriate programs in the middle grades, including content area reading instruction
  3. Three (3) semester hours of coursework in educational psychology focusing on the developmental characteristics of early adolescents and the role of the middle grade teacher in assessment, coordination and referral of students to health and social services

Once the above requirements are met, the applicant must submit the following form to the Illinois State Board of Education along with required documents and fees detailed therein.

Elementary 5-8 and Secondary 6-8 Certificate Endorsement Subjects

 Agricultural Education  Language Arts 
 Art  Library Information Specialist
 Bilingual Education  Mathematics
 Biological Science  Music
 Business/Marketing/Management  Physical Education
 Computer Applications  Physical Science
 Computer Science  Reading Specialist (Requires Approved Program)
 Dance  Reading Teacher
 English as a Second Language  Safety & Driver's Education
 Family and Consumer Science  Self-Contained General Education (Requires Approved Program)
 Foreign Languages  Social Science
 General Science  Speech/Theater
 Health Education  Technology Specialist
 Industrial Technology Education  Theater/Drama

*Several subjects have a specific distribution of content that must be met before a teacher may obtain these endorsements.