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COVID-19 and Teacher Licensure

Effective April 20, 2020

*Subject to ISBE or legislative change at any time.

 

On April 24, 2020, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-31.  The executive order is currently still in effect and provides temporary modifications to some licensure requirements.  The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has filed companion emergency rules each semester since the Executive Order in regard to student teaching and licensure exam requirements.

Please know that we are also directly communicating any new information with your preparation program coordinator/faculty.  The Council on Teacher Education will keep you as updated as possible as we receive any new directives from the state and university that could specifically impact teacher education and licensure requirements.

Since these directives are coming on a semester-by-semester basis, it is important that licensure candidates assume that all licensure requirements will be back in effect for any semester beyond the current semester. 

 

Spring 2020

Fall 2020 

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Fall 2022

* Coursework Grade C- or Better     (see below for details)

Waived1

Required

Waived1

Waived1

Waived

TBD

* Content Test

Waived until licensure

Waived until licensure

Waived until licensure

Waived until licensure

Waived until licensure

Waived until licensure

* edTPA

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

Waived

 

The following grade codes are acceptable for licensure when the Coursework Grade of C- or Better rule is waived:  CR, PS, PZ (Spring 2021), and PP (Spring 2020). 

Beginning in Fall 2022, "CR" grades can no longer be accepted for licensure, endorsement, or approval requirements when the C- Rule is not waived by ISBE due to COVID-19.

1.   The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) allows programs to set higher coursework grade standards.  Art Education will continue to require C- or better grades.

 

Page last updated on May 24, 2022.