Information and Procedures for Seeking a Subsequent Teaching License
(Effective January 1, 2005)
Individuals who have an Illinois Teaching License may apply for an evaluation for a subsequent certificate through School of Education Student Services. The Student Services Director will evaluate applications, transcripts, teaching experience, and ICTS test results to determine if the candidate qualifies for a focused program, and then forward the application to the appropriate program for further advisement on the focused program of study for the subsequent certificate being sought. SIUE will offer focused programs in several areas. See details in the listing below.
In general focused programs may include both coursework and field experiences. The required coursework may be at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. While efforts are made to accommodate the teachers’ work schedules, some focused programs will require courses and/or field experiences that occur during the day.
Individuals seeking an evaluation must submit:
• a completed application,
• official transcripts for all previous course work,
• a copy of their existing Illinois teaching certificate(s) and
• letter(s) verifying their teaching experience to:
Director of Student Services
SIUE, Box 1062
Edwardsville, IL 62026.
The application packet must include the fee for transcript evaluation, a $50.00 check made payable to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This fee will be refunded to the student’s account if they enroll in classes within one year from the evaluation.
The Director of Student Services will review all information, work with specific program directors and return to the applicant information about their focused program, any ICTS tests that will be required, information about how to enter the university and contact information for their program advisor.
A candidate completing a focused program is considered the same as candidates who are seeking initial licensure through one of our approved teacher education programs. Upon completion of a focused program, the SIUE Licensure Officer will recommend candidates for licensure by entitlement, verifying that they have met all Illinois Standards for licensure. Thus, after a candidate has entered a focused program, it may be adjusted if internal assessments indicate additional requirements are need to meet standards.
Note: The Evaluation Application is available online in PDF format by clicking HERE or from Student Services or by calling (618-650-3940).
Specific information on focused licensure programs:
K-12 Certification programs:
• Special Education – A focused program will result in licensure and a master’s degree. All courses will be available in the evenings during the school year and/or at various times during the summer.
• Foreign Language (Spanish, French or German) – SIUE will not be offering a focused program in this area at this time. Applicants seeking a subsequent certificate in K-12 Foreign Language will need to apply for and complete the same approved program that is in place for initial licensure at the undergraduate level.
• Art and Music- A focused program will be offered in each of these areas based on each applicant’s transcript and experience. Due to the need to meet content knowledge standards, focused programs will consist of predominately undergraduate course work. Coursework will most likely be available during the day in the fall and spring semesters. A focused program may also include a required field experience.
Secondary 6 – 12 Licensure programs:
A focused program in the following areas will be offered based on each applicant’s transcripts and experience. Due to the need to meet content knowledge standards, focused programs will consist predominately of undergraduate course work. Coursework will most likely be available during the day in the fall and spring semesters. Focused programs may also include required field experience.
• Science with a designation in:
Earth and Space Science
• Social Science with a designation in Geography
Focused programs in Social Science/History, Social Science/Political Science, and Science/Biology are not available at this time.
Elementary K- 9 Licensure Program:
A focused program in this area will be offered based on each applicant’s transcripts and experience. The coursework will be at the graduate level. A limited number of hours from the focused program may apply to a master’s degree.
Early Childhood Birth – Grade 3 Licensure Program:
A focused program in this area will be offered based on the applicant’s transcripts and experience. A field experience at the preschool level may be required. The coursework will be at the graduate level. A limited number of hours from the focused program may apply to a master’s degree.
For detailed information regarding the testing procedure and requirements, please click HERE.