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PEL - Alternative Licensure/Education Programs

Alternative (non-traditional) teacher licensure is an option for those who have not completed traditional teacher preparation programs but have an interest in changing careers and becoming teachers. If you hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and wish to pursue a teaching license, alternative licensure may be the right fit for you.

 

Courses leading to endorsements are offered in many universities throughout the country.  Whether you are entering a program or just taking required coursework for subsequent teaching endorsements for your current PEL, please consult with an academic advisor in the education department of the institution to ensure the coursework meets the requirements of ISBE.  

 

ISBE Alternative Programs webpage

 

University of Phoenix Alternative Route to Licensure

 

EIU Accelerated Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program

 

Directory of Approved Programs - ISBE

 

Pre-Approved Coursework - IL Universities

 

Pre-Approved Coursework - Out of State Universities

 

University of West Florida - TeacherReady Program

 

The Golden Apple Accelerators Program

 

Grand Canyon University

 

Millikin University - Master of Arts in Teaching 

 

University of St. Francis - (REAL) Courses for Endorsements

 

Western Governors University - Scholarship

 

U of I - Springfield LBS1 Certification - Online