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Already have a bachelor's degree? You can obtain teacher licensure as a post-baccalaureate student at EIU. Individuals with degrees in science, mathematics, English, history, foreign language, business, technology, or family and consumer sciences are eligible for the one-year Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program; click here for information.
Individuals with degrees in other fields, or those interested in other endorsement areas offered at EIU, may pursue licensure through transcript evaluation and enrollment as a post-baccaluareate student; information on this route may be found here.
Why teach, and why choose EIU to become a teacher?
EIU teacher education programs
Admission to Teacher Education meetings
University Admission to Teacher Education
Creating an ISBE ELIS account
Financial aid for education majors
Criminal history check
Speech and hearing clearance
Illinois Mandated Reporter Training
Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) - Required content tests
Professional education budget considerations
Ballenger Teachers Center (Booth Library)
Instructional Technology Center (Buzzard Hall)
EIU Rural School Initiative / Rural Teacher Corps
Student teaching handbook
Subsequent teaching endorsements
Additional Entitlement Request Form
IASA Illinois Education Job Bank
Current Positions Posted at EIU Career Services
Out of state teacher licensure information
EIU Council on Teacher Education
Conceptual Framework brochure
Annual Reporting Measures
State of Illinois Links
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Illinois Professional Teaching Standards
Illinois Learning Standards