Thursday, July 23, 2015

Important Policy Changes for Educator Licenses and Administrative Endorsements

A new licensure bill has just been signed by Governor Rauner and is now Public Act 99-0058.  Below is a summary of new licensure requirements relevant to Roosevelt University students and alumni.  The below changes are effective immediately.  

1      EDUCATOR TESTING – (21B-30) (b) No score on a test required under this Section, other than a test of basic skills, shall be more than 10 years old at the time that an individual makes application for an educator license or endorsement (or is entitled by an Illinois institution). The test of basic skills is valid indefinitely. Content Tests, APT, edTPA:  Valid for 10 years.

       GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE- (21B-25) (A) The general administrative endorsement is available for application in ELIS. The endorsement can only be issued to individuals who completed all coursework for issuance of the general administrative endorsement before September 1, 2014 and who have completed all testing requirements by June 30, 2016, and have made application for the endorsement by June 30, 2016. Requirements can be found here.  The Principal (186) test is available at and should be completed for issuance of the general administrative endorsement. Candidates currently enrolled in principal preparation programs must complete the Principal 195 and 196 tests.

I   Questions about these new policies should be directed to Laura Lag, Assistant Dean for Student Services, at or 312-853-4753.

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