[St. Clair Home] Licensure

ALL License Renewals


All License Renewals

All License Renewals

 

Renewing Your Teaching License

 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.


All Teaching License* are on a 5-year cycle and require steps for renewal during April 1-June 30. For all renewal details, visit the
Illinois State Board of Education Renewal and Reinstatement site. 

Substitute Teacher License (SUB)

 

- Renew license with the State of Illinois through your ELIS account. There is a $50 fee. View full instructions here
 - No Professional Development hours required.


Short-Term Substitute Teacher License (STS)

 

- *STS licenses are not renewable through the State of Illinois at this time.

- No Professional Development hours required.

Paraprofessional License (PARA)

 

 Renew license with the State of Illinois through your ELIS account. There is a $25 fee.  View full instructions here

- No Professional Development hours required.

Professional Educator License (PEL)

 

 - Renew license with the State of Illinois through your ELIS account. There is a $50 fee. View full instructions here .

- Keep up-to-date on all ROE #50 professional development opportunities throughout the year on our website www.sccroe50.org. See the State of Illinois required PD hours here.

 

 

Professional Educator


Professional Educator License

Professional Educator License

Becoming a Professional Educator

To earn a Professional Educator License (PEL) in the State of Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Education website for all requirements.

 

- Submit an online application for a PEL on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ELIS site.  There is a $150 fee.

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:

 - Go to the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  

- Click CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

 

Out of State Applicants:

At this time, Illinois offers full reciprocity, which means in order to get an Illinois teaching license, you need only a valid, comparable out of state license and your official college transcripts. 

To get a Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois, follow these steps: 


NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- Submit an online application for a PEL on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ELIS site.  There is a $150 fee.

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:

 - Go to the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  

- Click CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

- Send out of state teaching license and official college transcripts* to ROE 50 at 
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to: 

Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Upon issuance of the license by the Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with our #50 region. This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review. There is a $60 fee to register your license.

- In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  
- Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 

If your license is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in another region and choose #50 St. Clair County.

 

Becoming Eligible to Teach in ROE #50
If you are interested in teaching in St. Clair County, follow these steps: 

STEP 1:  Register your License with Region #50 


Upon issuance of the license by Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with our #50 region.  This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review.  There is a $60 fee to register your license.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

 - In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  
 - Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 If your License is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in another region and choose #50 St. Clair County.

STEP 2:  Visit our website www.sccroe50.org  for the latest in job listings.

Career / Technical


Career and Technical License (CTE)

Career and Technical License (CTE)

 

Obtaining a CTE License

 

All information on CTE’s can be viewed here.

 

Requirements for ELS/CTE:

 

-Minimum of 60 semester hours*

-Documented a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience outside of education in the area to be taught

-Must apply online and pay $100 fee and submit form 73-23

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

-Submit Work Experience

- 73-23A(To be Completed Only By the Employer)

- 73-23B(Employment Information by Applicant. Employer/Supervisor No Longer  Available)

 

*Hours may be obtained from a regionally accredited institution or an accredited trade and technical institution. For endorsements requiring a specific number of semester hours, coursework must be at the 100-level of higher. Remedial coursework will not be accepted.

 

Registering your CTE:

 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

After your CTE is issued you are required to pay registration fees.

The fee will be $50 and will need to be paid on your ELIS account.

 

Renewing your CTE:

 

 - Renew license with the State of Illinois through your ELIS account. There is a $50 fee.

- Be aware of the professional development that is required for your CTE. You can review the required PD for your CTE here.

 

 

 

 

Paraprofessional (Teacher Aide)


Paraprofessional

Paraprofessional

Becoming a Paraprofessional 


To become a Paraprofessional in the state of Illinois, the following are requirements set forth by the
Illinois State Board of Education:

- At least 19 years of age

- Must have earned one of the following:

 

- Associate's degree or higher

- 60 semester hours of coursework (100-level or higher)

- High School Diploma or GED and score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro

- High School Diplomas or GED and the following on the ACT Workkeys:

 - Applied Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4 or higher)
             - Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4 or higher)


Notes:

 

 - Paraprofessional licenses are valid for 5 years and may be renewed with payment and registration fees.

- If you hold a Paraprofessional license and have a Bachelor's Degree on file, you are qualified to be a substitute teacher. 

 - Coursework must be at the 100-level or higher for regionally accredited college or university. 

STEP 1:  Obtain a Paraprofessional License from the State of Illinois
If you already hold a valid PEL, skip ahead to step 2.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- Submit an online application on the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS site.  There is a $100 fee.

 

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:

- Go to the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  

- Click CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

- Send official college transcripts* to the ROE at jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to:
​                 

Regional Office of Education #50

1000 South Illinois Street

Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts of you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Once your application is approved or denied (for any reason), updates will be posted in your ELIS account. 

STEP 2:  Register your License with Region #50 


Upon issuance of the license by the Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with the our #50 region.  This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review.  There is a $60 fee to register your license.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  

 - Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 

If your license is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in an addition region and choose #50 St. Clair County.

STEP 3:  Contact the School District you are interested in working as a Paraprofessional in.  



 

Substitute Teaching


Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Becoming a Substitute Teacher

To substitute teach in ROE #50 you will need to hold a valid Professional Educator License (PEL), Substitute Teacher License (SUB) or a Short-Term Substitute Teacher License (STS).  
         

- If you hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) you do not need a Substitute Teacher         License (SUB). Please skip ahead to step 2.

 - The SUB License is valid for 5 years and is renewable. A bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year institution is required for a SUB License. 
 - The STS License requires an associate's degree or 60 college credit hours.  It is valid until June 30, 2023, and at this time is not renewable.

 

STEP 1:  Obtain a Substitute Teacher License from the State of Illinois

(SUB or STS) If you already hold a valid PEL, skip ahead to step 2.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

  - Submit an online application on the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS site.  There is a $50 fee.

 

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:

- Go to the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  

- Click CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

 - Send official college transcripts* to the ROE at jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to:
​                 

Regional Office of Education #50

1000 South Illinois Street

Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 

-Bachelor's degree or higher is required.
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Once your application is approved or denied (for any reason), updates will be posted in your ELIS account. 

STEP 2:  Register Your License with Region #50 (SUB, PEL or STS)


Upon issuance of the license by the Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with our #50 region. This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review. There is a $60 fee to register your license.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  
- Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 

If your license is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in another region and choose #50 St. Clair County.

 

STEP 3:  If Interested in Being on the Master Substitute Teacher List for St Clair County (SUB or STS)


To be placed on the Master Substitute Teacher List for St. Clair County, complete the following steps and submit the required materials to the ROE #50:

 - Make an appointment to have the Fingerprint Background Check completed on our website www.sccroe50.org


There is a $55 fee due at the time of appointment ($50 for the fingerprints and $5 for the packet to stay on file) and the process will take approximately 15 minutes or less for fingerprinting.  Cash or credit/debit is accepted. 
                
 - Complete the following forms and bring with you to the Fingerprint Background Check appointment:​ 

Access all forms here . Only originals will be accepted, no photocopies.

 

Notes:

 

-You will need to contact the districts you are interested in subbing for. You will need to notify them that you are on the master sub list, once you have been added.

-If you have any further questions about the master sub list and how it works please contact Richard at 618-825-3904 or by email randell@sccroe50.org

         

 

 

FAQs


FAQS

FAQS

 

Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)

 

What is ELIS and how do I access it?

 

ELIS stands for Educator Licensure Information System and it is the database for teaching licenses through the Illinois State Board of Education.  

ELIS allows you to:


- View credentials
- Renew, reinstate or register your existing educator license
- Apply for licenses, endorsements or approvals
- Enter in professional development activities
- Update your personal information including contact information 


To Set-up a New Account on ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System):


1.   Go to the Illinois State Board of Education website:
https://www.isbe.net
2.  Click
Systems Quick Links from top of page. 
3.  Click ELIS: Educator Licensure Information Systems 
4.  Under EDUCATOR ACCESS, click Login to your ELIS account.
5.  Click
CLICK HERE FOR FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information. 

After completion of setting up your account:
-  A window should read – 
Welcome to your personal IWAS for Educators account.
-  Click Continue. ELIS will launch.

 

I don't remember my ELIS username. What do I do?

 

- Go to the ELIS Log In page on the ISBE website. 
- Click 
Find Login/Password
- Follow the instructions from there. 

If you are still having issues, call the ROE office at 618-825-3900 and we can give you your ELIS username.

 


 

I don't remember my ELIS password. What do I do?

 

- Go to the ELIS Log In page on the ISBE website. 
- Click 
Find Login/Password
- Follow the instructions from there.  
(Password information will be emailed to the email address your account is listed under.  If you no longer have access to that email address, you will need to call ISBE at 217-557-6763 or email ISBE at
help@isbe.net. 

If you are still having issues, call ISBE at 217-557-6763 or email ISBE at help@isbe.net. The ROE is not able to reset your account password.

 

How do I change my name, address, phone number or email address in ELIS?

 

To change your name:

- Complete the 73-71 licensure update form.
- Email the form to jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org

You will need to submit a form of documentation (current drivers license or marriage license/divorce papers) for a name change.

 

To change your address, phone number, and email address:

 You can change your address, phone number, and email address on ELIS. Simply click the editing icon (pencil) and select edit educator.

 

 

Getting Started With Licensure

 

Can I become a substitute teacher without a bachelors degree?

 

Yes!

In order to substitute teach without a bachelors degree you will need to obtain a Short Term Substitute License (STS) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).  At this time, Illinois is offering an STS for those who have an Associate's Degree or at least 60 college credit hours (100 level or higher).  This will allow you to substitute teach in the state of Illinois. You can only substitute teach for a teacher for no more than 5 consecutive days with a STS.

 

I want to go back to school be become a teacher. How do I do this?

 

To become a licensed teacher in the state of Illinois you will need to complete a full or focused education program by a regionally accredited college or university.  If you already hold a college bachelors degree or higher, this does not necessarily mean you need to obtain another bachelors degree.  This is dependent on the college or university you attend as to how they will get you to the point of entitlement of a teaching license. Seek additional information from the college or university you are interested in attending.  




 

Can I obtain my initial teaching license through an online program and transfer it to Illinois?

Yes, as long as the online school is a regionally accredited school and the program leads to full licensure in the home state of the school, you can transfer the license to Illinois. 

Once you are ready to transfer your out of state teaching license to an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL), follow these steps: 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- Submit an online application for a PEL on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ELIS site.  There is a $150 fee.

 

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:
   - Go to the 
Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  
   - Click 
CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

- Send official college transcripts* to ROE 50 at
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to: 


Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Upon issuance of the license by the Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with our #50 region. This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review. There is a $60 fee to register your license.

- In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  
- Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 

If your license is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in another region and choose #50 St. Clair County.



Is there a way for me to become a Paraprofessional if I do not have any college coursework?

 

To become a Paraprofessional you need at least 60 hours of college coursework (100 level or higher) or an Associate's Degree.  If you have not completed those requirements you are still eligible to become a Paraprofessional by successfully completing the Applied Math and WorkPlace Documents tests through WorkKeys.  

To become a Paraprofessional without the prior college coursework, follow these steps: 

- Submit an online application for a Paraprofessional on the 
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ELIS site.  There is a $50 fee.
  If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:
   - Go to the 
Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  
   - Click 
CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

- Provide proof of graduating from high school or completing a GED by submitting a copy of your high school transcript, diploma or GED certificate to the ROE at
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org, by fax 618-825-3999, or bring it into the office. You will need to make an appointment if you are dropping it off at the office on our website www.sccroe50.org. 

- Schedule to take the Applied Math and WorkPlace Documents test through WorkKeys.  The Monroe-Randolph Regional Office of Education is an approved WorkKeys testing site.
 Register Here.

 

Lapsed and Out of State License/License Renewal

 

I have an out of state license.  How do I get my Illinois teaching license?

 

At this time, Illinois offers full reciprocity, which means in order to get an Illinois teaching license, you need only a valid, comparable out of state license and your official college transcripts. 

To get a Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois, follow these steps: 


NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.

 

- Submit an online application for a PEL on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) ELIS site.  There is a $150 fee.

If you do not already have an ELIS (Educator License Information System) account:

 - Go to the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS  Log in page  

- Click CLICK HERE FOR  FIRST TIME ACCESS TO THE ELIS SYSTEM.  This will direct you to create an IWAS for Educators account to access ELIS and view your credentials.  After creating your account, you will be able to log in to ELIS anytime to access your information.

- Send out of state teaching license and official college transcripts* to ROE 50 at 
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to: 

Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Upon issuance of the license by the Illinois State Board of Education, your license must be registered with our #50 region. This can be done once your license is Issued on your ELIS account and no longer Pending Review. There is a $60 fee to register your license.

- In your ELIS account, select the registration link in the action center box on the home page and follow the prompt.  
- Choose Region #50 St. Clair County.

 

If your license is already registered with another region, you will not need to pay any additional fees to register with region #50. Click register in another region and choose #50 St. Clair County.

 

 

I have an Illinois license that is already registered in another region.  What do I need to do to register in St. Clair County?

 

- Log into your ELIS account.

- Under Credentials, click “Register in another Region”

- Scroll down until you see #50 St. Clair County.

(There is no fee to register in additional counties.)

 

I let my teaching license lapse. How do I get it reinstated?

 

In order to reinstate a lapsed teaching license, you need to fulfill any Professional Development requirements in place at the time your license lapsed. To access this information, log in to your ELIS account to view outstanding PD requirements.  Also, check out the PD opportunities available through ROE #50 on our website www.sccroe50.org and TeachIllinois.

Once that is complete, there are two options in reinstating a lapsed license:
1.  Apply for reinstatement through your
ELIS account and submit an official transcript* showing 9 applicable college credit hours within the last 5 years. Please notify the ROE when choosing this step once you have submitted your transcripts. We can rush the evaluation to get the PEL issued quicker.
2.  Apply for reinstatement through your
ELIS account and pay a $500 penalty fee through ELIS.  Once choosing this option on ELIS, it will take you through the steps to reinstate your License.



Once your license is reinstated, you will need to pay your back registration fees for ROE #50 St. Clair County, in addition to the registration fees to re-register for the next 5 years. If you would like to register with additional regions you can do so at no additional cost. 

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*Official college transcripts can be emailed to the ROE at 
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mailed to:


Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220


College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

I didn't work in the last five years and now it will not let me renew my teaching license. What do I do?

 

If you were not working in an Illinois public school classroom within the last five years you do not have required PD hours to complete for those given years.  However, in order to make this reflect in ELIS and allow you to renew your license, you will need to log in to your ELIS account and change your PD employment status to exempt for the respective years.

To update PD Employment Status:  
- Click on the editing icon (pencil) to update your PD Employment Status to
exempt
- Click
finish to save changes.
After making this update your PD requirements should automatically update.  If they do not, log out of your ELIS account and log back in to see the updated information. 

Then, you can move into renewing your license in your
ELIS account.

 

Professional Development & Endorsements

 

How many PD hours do I need in order to renew my license?

 

ISBE requires 24 hours of PD every year you are working in an Illinois Public School as a classroom teacher. You are exempted from the PD requirement if you are working out of state, working at a Private or Parochial School, or are not working as the classroom teacher in a public school (i.e. working as a Paraprofessional or Substitute Teacher). 

To view specific hours for your License, log in to your
ELIS account Profile and click on PD status.

I want to add an endorsement to my Illinois teaching license. How do I do that?

 

Per ISBE's Subsequent Teaching Endorsements page, once you hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations endorsed in a teaching field, you can add additional content area endorsements. These endorsements can be added at any grade level even if the underlying teaching endorsement on the PEL is a different grade range, with the appropriate coursework and content test. The PEL serves as a foundation to which any teaching endorsement can be added after applicable coursework and testing are completed.

Illinois offers full reciprocity for all endorsements listed on a valid, comparable out-of-state license. To add subsequent endorsements to your Professional Educator License (PEL) via reciprocity, please apply for the endorsement in your ELIS account and provide a copy of your valid, comparable out-of-state license. ​​


Steps to add endorsements in ELIS:

 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME AS YOUR BROWSER.


- Before applying for additional endorsements, verify that all your transcripts* have been added to your
ELIS account.  
- If all transcripts are up to date in your
ELIS account click on Actions > Apply for Endorsements.  Continue through to complete the process of adding an endorsement.  Fees apply for each endorsement added. 

* To have transcripts updated, send official college transcripts to ROE 50 at 
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to: 


Regional Office of Education #50
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220

College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

I have a teaching license endorsed in LBS 1 prek-21.  Can I teach early childhood special education?

 

You must hold the Early Childhood Special Education approval or the Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement in order to teach Early Childhood Special Education.  If you do not hold one of those two options, you must apply for the Approval through your ELIS account.  Once you applied through ELIS, send official transcripts* to the ROE as proof of completed course.  

Requirements include: 
- Hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in teaching.
- Completed coursework in the following areas: 
   Early childhood special education assessment
   Methods of instruction in early childhood special education
   Development of language in the young child
   Child, family and community relationships

To learn more about this Approval visit
ISBE's Approval page.  

- Send official college transcripts* to the ROE at
jhicks@sccroe50.org randell@sccroe50.org or dwillett@sccroe50.org or mail to:
​                 

Regional Office of Education #50

1000 South Illinois Street

Belleville, IL 62220

*College transcripts: 
- If emailed, all transcripts need to come directly from a clearinghouse designated by the respective University.  
- If mailed, all transcripts must be in a sealed envelope directly from the University or you can drop off sealed transcripts if you physically have them. If you drop them off you must make an appointment on our website
www.sccroe50.org.

 

Retirement & Licensure

 

I'm retired. Do I need to keep renewing my license?

 

If you are retired you do not need to renew your teaching license unless you plan to return to the classroom.  If you choose not to renew and then decide to return to teaching, substitute or be a paraprofessional after your license cycle has expired, you are subject to fees and requirements of a lapsed teaching license. 

 

Is there a fee to renew my license if I’m retired?

 

There is no fee to renew your teaching license if your PD Status in your ELIS account is listed as retired.

In order to make this reflect in ELIS and allow you to renew your License at no charge, you will need to log in to your 
ELIS account and change your PD Employment Status to retired for the respective years.


To update PD Employment Status:  
- Click on the editing icon (pencil) to update your PD employment status to 
retired
- Click 
finish to save changes.
After making this update your PD requirements should automatically update.  If they do not, log out of your ELIS account and log back in to see the updated information. 

Then, you can move into renewing your license in your 
ELIS account.

 

If I am retiring within my current teaching license cycle, do I need to do PD?

 

If you are retiring within your 5 year teaching license cycle, you will only be expected to fulfill the PD requirements for the time you are teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



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