Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your educational career! We are pleased to assist you in becoming a certified teacher.
In order for our office to process your certification (also called entitlement) with the State of Illinois, you must have the following completed:
NOTE: Before the state will issue your certification, you will also need to pass the appropriate APT test. Information on all tests required for certification may be found at www.icts.nesinc.com.
Once you have been notified via e-mail that your entitlement has been processed with the State of Illinois, you may apply for and register your certificate by going to the following web site:
If you want to review the Certification Presentation given by Student Services staff, you may access it here.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Your entitlement notification (the part where SIUE tells the State of Illinois you are entitled to a teaching certification) is only good for one (1) year. If you fail to apply for your certificate within 1 year, you will be required to complete any additional requirements in effect at the time in which you do apply.
For detailed information regarding the testing procedure and requirements, please click HERE.
There are several options available for current teachers to add Special Education to their current license. For detailed information please click HERE.
For detailed information on obtaining a Subsequent Teaching License, please click HERE.
Current teachers wishing to add an endorsement on their existing teaching license should start with their local Regional Office of Education. You will need to submit form 73-52 requesting the endorsements. The State will review your transcripts and either add the endorsement to your license or issue a deficiency notice informing you of the items you still need to complete.
This SEC Endorsement document might help you determine how close you are to an endorsement in a content area in which SIUE offers a program.
Middle School Endorsement
Middle School Endorsements are offered in a wide range of content areas. In addition to the content courses, the following two courses are typically required for all middle school endorsements:
The MS Endorsement worksheet might be helpful in considering middle school endorsements.