Illinois - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Area: 
Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

To be an approved teacher preparation program, each must meet content and social and emotional learning standards as well as produce candidates from "shortage areas."

Body: 

e) In order to be considered for approval under Section 25.145 of this Part, a recognized institution shall propose a preparation program that:
1) meets the national content standards accepted by the State Board of Education and listed on the State Board of Education's website.
2) meets the standards set forth at 23 Ill. Adm. Code 24 (Standards for All Illinois Teachers) or the Educational Leadership Policy Standards: ISLLC 2008, adopted by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration
3) will produce candidates for licensure in areas defined as shortage areas" by the State Superintendent of Education
4) beginning July 1, 2014, addresses the State Board of Education's Social and Emotional Learning Standards set forth at 23 Ill. Adm. Code 555. Appendix A so that educators understand the standards and how they apply to students in kindergarten through grade 12.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/07/2016