Illinois - HE teacher qualifications: Staff qualifications and professional development

Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law recommends newly hired staff who teach HE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in HE.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/21B-200 Highly qualified teachers; physical and health education.
[Repealed as of August 2018.]

A teacher who teaches physical education or health education in the public schools may meet the requirements for highly qualified status that apply to teachers who teach in core academic subjects pursuant to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110).

Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Section 25.APPENDIX D Criteria for Identification of Teachers as "Highly Qualified" in Various Circumstances

In accordance with Section 21B-200 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/21B-200], teachers who hold an endorsement either in physical education or health shall be considered highly qualified if they meet the requirements stated in this Appendix D as relevant to general education assignments at the grade level of instruction and shall present evidence of meeting those requirements if requested to do so by their school districts of employment.

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