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Licensure FAQ

Licensure FAQ

Questions About Applying for Licensure

 

Q:  When should I apply for licensure?

A:  If you are completing an approved program at the Urbana campus you should apply at the beginning of the semester in which you will complete your program.

 

Q:  Where can I get an application for licensure?

A:  Applications are available through your Student Portal under Prior to Licensure.

 

Q:  Can I print an application from the Illinois State Board of Education web site and submit that to the Council on Teacher Education?

A:  No.  You must use the application provided by the Council on Teacher Education.

 

Q:  When I apply for licensure will the University provide the ISBE with my official transcripts?

A:  No, submitting your transcripts to ISBE is part of the requirements for licensure.  You will need to submit your transcripts to ISBE and send proof of sending to the Council at cote-teachercertification@illinois.edu.