(The following information is to serve as a guide. All information is subject to change based upon decisions of the Illinois State Board of Education. Only the Illinois State Board of Education can set policy regarding the granting of a teaching license.)
Registration information and materials for all Illinois Teacher Certification Tests are available online at http://www.icts.nesinc.com . Please watch test registration and score report deadlines carefully. When registering for all tests please be sure to report EIU as a score recipient.
The Student Success Center, located in McAfee Gym Room 1301, provides a website (http://www.eiu.edu/success/), workshops, and personal assistance to help with test-taking strategies.
Booth Library - The Ballenger Teacher Center (http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/) has numerous high school textbooks in Mathematics and English that might assist you in reviewing the concepts covered. For more information and materials regarding the content test please visit the following sites:
All students must pass the appropriate content area test(s) prior to beginning student teaching. Documentation of passing this test must be on file with the College of Education Dean's Office by the end of the semester immediately preceding Student Teaching. For this reason it is important that students pay special attention to the date that test results are reported. Consult your advisor about the proper time to take these tests. The Illinois Licensure Testing System provides preparation materials (study guides and test frameworks) at https://www.il.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_PreparationMaterials.html