Information and Procedures for Seeking a Subsequent Teaching License
(effective Jan. 1, 2005)
Persons who have an Illinois Teaching License may apply for an evaluation for a subsequent license through School of Education, Health and Human Behavior 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 license 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.
Persons seeking an evaluation must submit:
The application packet must include the fee for transcript evaluation, a $50 check made payable to SIUE. 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 about focused licensure programs:
K-12 Licensure programs:
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.
Focused programs in Social Science/History, Social Science/Political Science, and Science/Biology are not available at this time.
Elementary K-9 Licensure Program
SIUE will not be offering a focused program in this area at this time. Applicants seeking a subsequent license in Elementary Education will need to apply for and complete the same approved program that is in place for initial licensure at the undergraduate level.
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.