State law addresses providing professional development to all health education teachers.
Illinois Compiled Statutes 105-110-4 Powers of the State Board of Education.
(c) Establish special in-service programs to provide professional preparation in the field of health education for teachers and administrators throughout the schools of the State.
(d) Develop cooperative health training programs between school districts and institutions of higher education whereby qualified health education personnel of such institutions will be available to guide the continuing professional preparation of teachers in health education.
(e) Encourage institutions of higher education to develop and extend curricula in health education for professional preparation in both in-service and pre-service programs.