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All candidates earning an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) license are responsible for following the procedures indicated below.

 

ISBE Professional Educator License (PEL) Qualifying Requirements

ISBE Professional Educator Licensure Process

Checklist for Completing Illinois Professional Educator Licensure

Undergrad (PDF)
Graduate (PDF)

Application forms for all our Illinois State Licensure Programs and subsequent endorsements are located on the enrolled SOE Student Community Sakai site. 

School of Education Licensure Passage Rates

SY19‐20 through SY21‐22

States With Reciprocity Agreements 

Obtaining your Professional Educators License (PEL) through Loyola's School of Education teacher preparation programs is essential if you wish to teach in CPS or other public school districts in Illinois. All of our licensure programs are approved through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Upon completion of your academic program and with your ISBE requirements in in place (content tests and edTPA), your Illinois teaching licensure is entitled directly to you via the University's licensure officer. Mandatory licensure meetings are held each Spring term for Juniors, Seniors, and MEd teacher preparation students. 

Once entitled, you will be qualified to teach in schools in Illinois as well as in every other US state except Alaska, Iowa, and Minnesota. (Please visit the state licensure websites below to find current requirements.) States with signed reciprocity agreements with Illinois are listed here. 

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

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

For the requirements of our other licensure programs (School Counselor, School Psychologist, Principal Preparation, Superintendent Certificate, or School Social Worker), please visit the related area of study pages for current information. 

In accordance with disclosure laws, we provide links to access the licensure requirements by State for each of the licensure types listed below. State licensure requirements can change at any time. Visiting the State licensure website link will help ensure the most current information.

Click to find out more about each type of Licensure available

Teacher Licensure

School Psychologist Licensure

School Counselor Licensure

School Social Work Licensure