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How to be a Illinois Teacher Becoming an Illinois-Certified Teacher - Thinking of a career in teaching? Find certification requirements, alternative certification programs, test dates, sources for foreign credential evaluation and other information about preparing to teach in Illinois.
Illinois Teacher Certification
New Teachers - Have an Illinois Initial teaching certificate? Find requirements to move to a Standard Teaching certificate, professional development options including CPDU values, and other information for holders of Initial Teaching certificates.
Experienced Teachers - Have an Illinois Standard or Master Teaching certificate? Find Illinois teacher standards, how to renew your certificate, special education requirements, professional development options including CPDU values, and how to obtain subsequent certificates and endorsements.