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II:  Licensure

Requirements for Recommendation for Initial Licensure

 

Transition Point 1:  Admission to a Major That Could Lead to Licensure

 

Transition Point 2:  Entry into Licensure Track

Requirements:  All candidates must;

1.  maintain a minimum Urbana campus grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (A=4.0)*;

2.  maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;

3.  complete bloodborne pathogens training annually prior to clinical experiences;

4.  complete non-academic ISBE requirements (e.g. safety training, mandated reporter);

5.  have previously attended a CoTE mandated orientation meeting.

 

Transition Point 3:  Admissions to Student Teaching

Requirements:  All candidates must:

1.  have a minimum Urbana campus GPA of 2.5;

2.  have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;

3.  have a minimum content area GPA of 2.5*;

4.  have a minimum professional education GPA of 2.5*;

5.  be in final year of the licensure sequence;

6.  have satisfactorily completed all required early field experiences (minimum of 80 contact hours) as documented by the CoTE EFE Evaluation Form and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

7.  have an up-to-date bloodborne pathogen training;

8.  have passed the appropriate Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) content test(s);

9.  be recommended, by program, for student teaching placement.

 

Transition Point 4:  Recommendation for Licensure

Requirements:  All Candidates must:

1.  have a minimum Urbana campus GPA of 2.5;

2.  have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;

3.  have a minimum content area GPA of 2.5;

4.  have a minimum professional education GPA of 2.5;

5.  have no grade lower than a C- in content and professional education coursework;

6.  have satisfactorily completed student teaching as documented by the Student Teaching Evaluation Form and other program-defined, performance-based assessments;

7.  be recommended for licensure by the appropriate program personnel;

8.  be awarded a bachelor's degree by the appropriate college;

9.  have passed the appropriate ILTS assessment test(s) (currently edTPA).

 

 * GPA minimum may be higher based on the policy of the professional education program.