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Illinois State Licensure Tests

ILLINOIS STATE LICENSURE TESTS 
for 
Licensure Programs offered by the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Basic Skills

All candidates for licensure as teachers, administrators and school service personnel in Illinois public schools must pass a state approved test of basic skills (reading, writing, grammar and mathematics) before being admitted to a licensure program.  The options include the test of basic skills (096 or 300), the Test of Academic Proficiency (400), the ACT or SAT with appropriate scores. See http://cote.illinois.edu/certification/documents
/act_procedures_for_admission.pdf
 for additional information. 

 

Content-area Tests (see table below)

 

Before student teaching:

All candidates seeking teacher licensure in Illinois public schools must pass the appropriate state administered content-area test prior to student teaching.  By law, there can be no exception to this rule.  

Content-area Tests

The following content-area tests correspond to programs offered by the Urbana campus. Candidates must pass the test that corresponds to their major. Candidates should also take the content-area test for any subject that they wish to teach in grades 9-12.   

 

Program

Tests

Agricultural Education

Agricultural Education (170)

Director of Special Education

Director of Special Education (180)

Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 3)

Early Childhood Education (107) or Early Childhood Special Education (152)

Elementary Education (K-9)

Elementary/Middle Grades (110)

Elementary Education (1-6)

Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200)

English

English Language Arts (111)

Foreign Language: French

Foreign Language: French (127)

Foreign Language: German

Foreign Language: German (128)

Foreign Language: Latin

Foreign Language: Latin (133)

Foreign Language: Spanish

Foreign Language: Spanish (135)

Learning Behavior Specialist I

Learning Behavior Specialist I (155) and Special Education General Curriculum Test (163)

Learning Behavior Specialist II:  Behavior Intervention Specialist, Curriculum Adaptation Specialist, Multiple Disabilities Specialist, or Transition Specialist

Learning Behavior Specialist II:  Behavior Intervention Specialist (156), Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (158), Multiple Disabilities Specialist (160), or Transition Specialist (162)

Library Information Specialist

Library Information Specialist (175)

Mathematics

Mathematics (115)

Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts

Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts (201) and Elementary/Middle Grades (110)*

Middle Grades (5 -8) Mathematics

Middle Grades (5-8) Mathematics (202) and Elementary/Middle Grades (110)*

Middle Grades (5-8) Science

Middle Grades (5-8) Science (203) and Elementary/Middle Grades (110)*

Middle Grades (5-8) Social Science

Middle Grades (5-8) Social Science (204) and Elementary/Middle Grades (110)*

Music

Music (143)

Physical Education

Physical Education (144)

Principal

Principal as Instructional Leader (195/196)

School Social Worker

School Social Worker (184)

Science: Biology

Science: Biology (105)

Science: Chemistry

Science: Chemistry (106)

Science: Earth & Space Science

Science: Earth & Space Science (108)

Science: Physics (Physics)

Science: Physics (116)

Social Science: History

Social Science: History (114)

Speech/Language Pathologist: Non-Teaching

Speech/Language Pathologist: Non-Teaching (154)

Superintendent

Superintendent (187)

Visual Arts

Visual Arts (145)

*The Elementary/Middle Grades (110) will be replaced by a new Middle Grades test currently being developed. 

 

 

Tests for Specific Curricula:

Check the following list for clarification.  If you have any questions,

e-mail cote-teachercertification@illinois.edu or call 217-333-7195.

ART - Candidates must pass the Visual Arts test.

EARLY CHILDHOOD: - Candidates must pass the test in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education, NOT their area of concentration.

EARTH SCIENCE/Geology - Candidates in this program must pass the Science: Earth and Space Science test.

HISTORY - Candidates completing this program must pass the Social Science: History test. 
  
LBS I - Candidates must pass the Special Education General Curriculum and LBS I content-area test.

LBS II - Candidates must pass the appropriate content-area test(s). 

 

05/2017 

 

 


 

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