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Important Notice!
The Illinois State Board of Education recently adopted a policy to allow an ACT or SAT score to substitute for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) for admission to a Teacher Education program.

Using the ACT/SAT Score for admission to an SIUE Teacher Education Program.
Request to Use ACT/SAT Scores for Admission to Teacher Education.
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Testing & Study Resources


All licensure tests are administered by Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS). Tests are offered in various locations throughout the site on specific testing days. Students need to pre-register in advance and be aware of test day guidelines. More information is available at the ILTS testing web site. As of January 2017, there is no expiration date for content tests, APT, and edTPA results.  All tests are valid indefinitely. 

The following tests are ALL required in order to obtain an Illinois Teaching License:

  • Test of Academic Proficiency - must be passed prior to being admitted to any teacher education program at SIUE.
  • Content Area Test (test code varies)- must be passed prior to student teaching (check with your Student Services advisor for testing deadlines and test codes). Students should take the tests that correspond to their major area of study
  • Students are required to complete a performance based assessment (edTPA).  Students will learn more about this requirement in their program classes

Test of Academic Proficiency Resources

Content Area Test Resources

Assessment of Professional Teaching Resources

  • Illinois Licensure Study Guide: Click on the link for 'Test of Academic Proficiency' then click then click 'view the preparation materials available for this test.'
  • National Evaluation Systems web site
    • Diagnostic tests and study guides available by Test of Academic Proficiency sub area and many additional tests.
  • edTPA: Click the highlited link for students to register for the edTPA.
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