Our department and the Regional Offices of Education do not automatically start the licensure process for students. Students must initiate and apply for their Illinois Teacher Leader Endorsement, Principal Endorsement, or Superintendent Endorsement.
REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
Master's Degree in Education / Teacher Leader Endorsement (MSED)
Master's Degree in Education / Principal Endorsement (MSED + PEP)
Specialist Degree in Education / Superintendent's Endorsement (EDS)
ISBE requirement information can be found here.
ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION PROCESSES
Current Students or Alumni Who Have Completed Requirements in the Past Three (3) Years
Students who have completed the degree requirements for licensure in the past three years must complete the following forms:
Please send the above completed documents to:
Department of Educational Leadership
Eastern Illinois University
2320 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Once the forms have been processed you will be sent an email to the e-mail address entered on the Entitlement Request Form outlining what you need to do to complete the process. It is very important that you do not apply for your endorsement directly with ISBE prior to being notified.
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 licensure.
Additional questions about this process may be directed to either the Department of Educational Leadership office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-581-2919) or the Dean's Office in the College of Education (email@example.com or 217-581-2524).
Alumni Who Have Completed Requirements Beyond Three (3) Years
Students who have completed the degree requirements/requirements for an endorsement beyond three years should contact College of Education Dean (Dr. Doug Bower) at firstname.lastname@example.org.