Current Illinois State Board of Education requirements for adding subsequent teaching endorsements to an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) may be found at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Subsequent-Teaching-Endorsements.aspx.
Here is a general guide to the current requirements.
Once a candidate holds a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations endorsed in a teaching field, he / she 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.
The PEL serves as a foundation to which any teaching endorsement can be added after applicable coursework and testing are completed.
To add a subsequent endorsement for early childhood education (Birth to Grade 2), elementary education (Grades 1-6), middle level education (Grades 5-8), secondary education (Grades 9-12), career and technical education (Grades 6-12), or music, art, foreign language, or physical education (Grades K-12), a candidate must complete 18 semester hours of college coursework with a grade of "C" or higher in the content area and pass the appropriate content test for that area.
Lists of appropriate coursework for each content area / grade level may be found here and at https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Acceptable-Areas-of-Coursework.pdf.
Information about content tests may be found at: http://www.il.nesinc.com/Home.aspx.
EIU will provide entitlement for subsequent teaching endorsements for candidates who have completed the coursework requirements for the subsequent endorsement at EIU; EIU will only provide entitlements for areas in which the university currently offers approved programs.
Download, complete, scan (actual scan, not a smartphone picture), and return this form to Dr. Christy Hooser (email@example.com) to request entitlement for a subsequent endoresment. Completed forms may also be mailed or delivered to:
College of Education
1420 Buzzard Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Questions? Contact College of Education Associate Dean Dr. Christy Hooser (firstname.lastname@example.org)