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Our department and the Regional Offices of Education do not automatically start the certification process for students.  Students must initiate and apply for their Illinois State Certification Type 75 or Superintendent's Endorsement.

Requirements for Certification

     Master's in Educational Administration (M.S.) - Type 75 Certificate

          - Successful completion of M.S. degree in Educational Administration or Type 75 coursework with 
             approved plan of study equivalent with previous M.S. degree
          - 
Two (2) years of full-time teaching or school service personnel experience in a certificated 
             position in K-12 schools
          - Passing of state examination (Test 186 - Principal Test) to include the basic skills examination      
            (Test 096, Test 300)

     Educational Specialist in Educational Administration (Ed.S.) - Superintendent's Endorsement

          - Successful completion Ed.S. degree in Educational Administration
          - Two (2) years of administrative or supervisory experience in K-12 schools
          -  Passing of state examination (Test 187 - Superintendent's Test)


APPLICATION PROCESSES

Effective June 20, 2012, the application process has changed.  The new process is outlined below.

 

Current Students or Alumni Who Have Completed Requirements in the Past Three (3) Years

Students who have completed the degree requirements for certification in the past three years must complete the following forms:

1.  Verification of Experience Form   click here

                     
Example Form:  Type 75 Verification of Experience  click here
                 Example Form:  Superintendent Verification of Experience  click here

 

2.  Administrative Entitlement Request Form  click here

                 Example Form:  Entitlement Request Form  click here
       
   

After the forms have been completed, please send the original documents, error-free (no white-out or write-overs are accepted) to our department via postal mail (faxed copies will not be accepted).

Mailing Address:  
                        Mrs. Catrina Stanley, Office Manager
                        Department of Educational Leadership
                        Eastern Illinois University
                        2320 Buzzard Hall
                        600 Lincoln Avenue
                        Charleston, IL  61920

Once the forms have been processed by the Department of Educational Leadership, the student's packet will be forwarded to the College of Education and Professional Studies for completion of the Entitlement Request.  The Certification Officer will then send an email to the e-mail address entered on the Entitlement Request Form that the student's packet is ready for final completion online through the Educator Certification System website through the Illinois State Board of Education (http:/www.isbe.net/ecs).

Students are now responsible for sending their official transcripts to the Illinois State Board of Education.  This includes any universities as to which transfer coursework has been applied toward the degree of completion or certification.

The mailing address to send official transcripts to is:

                       Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
                       Attn:  Teacher Certification Department
                       100 North First Street
                       Springfield, IL  62777

Students may request official transcripts through Eastern Illinois University by visiting the Registrar's website.  For students earning either a Master's in Educational Administration/Leadership or a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, you must request official transcripts after your degree has been posted.  Ensure that you mark "AFTER GRADUATION IS POSTED" and the "SEMESTER/YEAR" of Graduation on your transcript request form.  Students who do not mark the appropriate box will need to request another transcript before certificates will be issued. 

To order transcripts click here.

Students must have also passed the required State Examinations for Certification (Test 096 or Test 300 - Basic Skills Examination; Test 186 - Principal Examination or Test 187 - Superintendent's Examination).  See below for test dates and registration information.

Additional questions about applying for state certification may be directed to Catrina Stanley, Office Manager, Department of Educational Leadership at 217-581-2919 or by email at clstanley@eiu.edu.

 

Alumni Who Have Completed Requirements Beyond Three (3) Years

Students who have completed the degree requirements for certification in the beyond three years must complete the following forms:

1.  Verification of Experience Form   click here

                     
Example:  Type 75 Verification of Experience  click here
                 Example:  Superintendent Verification of Experience  click here

 

2.  State-Approved Program Verification Form (ISBE 73-05 Form)  click here

                 Example Form:  State-Approved Program Verification  click here
               

After the forms have been completed, please send the original documents, error-free (no white-out or write-overs are accepted) to our department via postal mail (faxed copies will not be accepted).

Mailing Address:  
                        Mrs. Catrina Stanley, Office Manager
                        Department of Educational Leadership
                        Eastern Illinois University
                        2320 Buzzard Hall
                        600 Lincoln Avenue
                        Charleston, IL  61920

Once the forms have been processed by the Department of Educational Leadership, the student's packet will be forwarded to the College of Education and Professional Studies for completion of the Program Verification Form.  The Certification Officer will then send the completed Program Verification Form directly to the Illinois State Board of Education for certificate approval.

Students will need to send their official transcripts directly to the Illinois State Board of Education.  This includes any universities as to which transfer coursework has been applied toward the degree of completion or certification.

The mailing address to send official transcripts to is:

                       Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
                       Attn:  Teacher Certification Department

                       100 North First Street
                       Springfield, IL  62777

Students may request official transcripts through Eastern Illinois University by visiting the Registrar's website.   

 

To order transcripts click here.

Students will then follow up with their local Regional Office of Education to finalize any certification materials.

Students must have also passed the required State Examinations for Certification (Test 096 or Test 300 - Basic Skills Examination; Test 186 - Principal Examination or Test 187 - Superintendent's Examination).  See below for test dates and registration information.

Additional questions about applying for state certification may be directed to Catrina Stanley, Office Manager, Department of Educational Leadership at 217-581-2919 or by email at clstanley@eiu.edu.

 

 

State of Illinois Educator Preparation/Educator Certification Changes (Updated 2/4/2011)