Educator License With Stipulations (ELS) Endorsed as Provisional Educator (IL)

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Educator License With Stipulations (ELS) Endorsed as Provisional Educator (IL)

Description
The Educator License With Stipulations (ELS) is issued to individuals who have completed teacher training.

License Valid for 1 year
Requirements for the professional educator license (PEL) can be completed while teaching.
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Illinois
Contact Name: Elle
Contact Phone: 217-557-6763
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.isbe.net/licensure/requirements/toc.htm

Notes
Requirements listed are designated for out of state/country applicants. All in-state applicants must go through an Illinois teacher program or alternative program to meet requirements.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + 15 Hours

Prior Certification: Must Hold Out of State Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Notes
Update July 2015 – Applicants who have successfully completed a test of basic skills at the time of initial licensure in another state or another country shall not be required to complete an Illinois test of basic skills.

Basic skills exams not required for initial ELS but must be completed before 1st renewal.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): One exam is required. Content test results are valid for 10 years.

  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • ILTS: Foreign Language Content-Area Tests

Course needed: 24 semester hours in appropriate foreign language
Accept Scores from Out of State

Notes:
Completion of state approved teacher program is highly recommended but not required.

Out-of-state teacher programs must be equivalent to an Illinois teacher program.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.isbe.net/elis/

Copy of First Aid/Adult/Child CPR:
Required
Varies by District

Copy of Tuberculosis Test Report: Required
Varies by District

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=illinois

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Nonrenewable but may be extended for 1 year if licensure tests have been passed. 2 years additional extension (4 years total) if not employed full-time. Use ISBE Form 80-04: Request to Renew Educator License with Stipulations.

If the PEL requirements are met within one year of the issuance of the original ELS, the ELS will be exchanged for the PEL for no additional fee. If the PEL requirements are NOT met within two fiscal years and the ELS is extended the additional 2 fiscal years, the educator will need to submit a new application and fee for the PEL.

Notes:
Additional forms ISBE form 73-05 AND/OR ISBE form 73-06 required to be filled out as necessary.

ELIS – Educator Licensure Information System
Livescan fingerprints called Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) required.

CHRI must be initiated prior to employment, but a school district may permit the applicant to be hired and begin employment pending the outcome of the CHRI check

List of Evaluation sources can be found in the noted address under subcategory “Foreign – Applicants Prepared as Educators Outside of the United States”
Renewable once for 1 year. May be extended for 2 years if not employed full-time Use form Request to Renew Educator License with Stipulations.

If the PEL requirements are met within one year of the issuance of the original ELS, the ELS will be exchanged for the PEL for no additional fee. If an applicant renews the provisional license, he/she will need to submit a new application for the PEL.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
This license encompasses various subcategories or “endorsements.” Relevant endorsements for prospective World Language teachers include:

Provisional Educator – Includes world/foreign languages

Alternative Provisional Educator (for applicants not qualified for a PEL)

Resident Teacher – May teach only under the direction of a fully licensed teacher who will act as a mentor. May not teach in place of a licensed teacher.

Transitional Bilingual Educator: A transitional bilingual educator license must be endorsed in bilingual education (tied to a world/foreign language endorsement). An example would be bilingual education teacher – Spanish. Applicants for this endorsement must possess a valid and comparable out-of- state teaching certificate or an authorization issued by a country outside the US. A transitional bilingual endorsement is valid for 5 years.

Visiting International Teacher: A visiting international teacher must be recruited by an Illinois school district to come from another country and teach in Illinois. Language proficiency testing must also occur abroad before the educator comes to Illinois.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:45 PM


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