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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 (ICTS). 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 ICTS testing web site.

The Illinois State Board of Education will only allow an individual to take each test a maximum of 5 times. 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
  • Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test (test code varies) - must be passed prior to being issued an Illinois Teaching License . Students should take the tests that correspond to the grade ranges of their respective program teaching license.

Test of Academic Proficiency Resources

Content Area Test Resources

Assessment of Professional Teaching Resources

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