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Title: Elementary Education Licensure talk


1
Elementary Education Licensure talk
  • Nov 6, 2014, 630 p.m.
  • 114 David Kinley Hall

2
  • COTE introduction
  • Oversee all things related to licensure
  • Past Things like CBC and Blood borne Pathogen
    training
  • Here tonight to talk about process of actually
    getting licensed.
  • Obtain license as soon as you can!!!!-Regardless
    of other plans (grad school, Peace Corp, etc).
  • Only protected against program changes for 1 year
  • Not protected at all against ISBE changes (Ex C
    or better)
  • Other state certification will likely hinge on
    Illinois licensure first

3
  • Applying for license www.cote.illinois.edu
  • Log onto your student portal
  • Example ed-blutarsky (Bluto)
  • Click on Licensure Application
  • Will ask if your are registered for or previously
    done student teaching.
  • If you answer no, You should not proceed.
  • Click on Click here to fill out your application
    request.
  • Email address-You use your most used/most
    reliable- email account. Do not use your UIUC
    account.

4
  • Phone number
  • Degree period
  • Major
  • License
  • Endorsements
  • May choose as many as you wish to be considered
    for (but please use some common sense)
  • You will all be endorsed in Elementary Ed
    (Kindergarten 9th grade-self contained)

5
(Endorsements continued)
  • All middle grade endorsements require the middle
    grade courses
  • (UIUC-EPS 427, CI 410, and EPSY 430)
  • If courses taken at another school, be sure they
    are sent and received/entered.
  • Smaller number of K-4 endorsements
  • Bilingual and ESL- be sure all documentation is
    sent to our office. Retain copies for yourself
  • All foreign Language endorsements have been
    changed to 24 hours of coursework AND passing the
    ILTS content test in the respective foreign
    language.

6
  • Comments
  • Allows you to convey information that application
    does not otherwise allow for.
  • Example I am taking a course at Parkland (SPAN
    207) to complete the requirements for the Spanish
    endorsement

7
  • Signature (must sign stating you understand)
  • Must submit
  • Once you sign, you cant go back. Dont try to
    submit a second application. Contact us for
    changes/corrections.

8
  • The next day, you should receive an email which
    says the COTE has received your application.
  • Can submit application even if you havent yet
    passed all tests (just need to be registered for
    student teaching).
  • I will complete an audit based on DARS report or
    grad audit completed earlier.
  • Problems? Will either contact you or records
    officer. If contacted, its important you
    respond.

9
  • Nothing missing? Will put application in pending
    file until end of spring or summer term
  • Endorsements? Will send Endorsement email
  • If you expect endorsements but dont receive
    email, contact me.
  • End of final semester processing.
  • EFE hours (at least 80). (Should check Student
    portal for accuracy)
  • Student Teaching Time Report
  • Be accurate and fairly descriptive. This is only
    record we will have of your Student teaching
    (directions on student portal).

10
  • Safety Training
  • Approved portfolio
  • Departmental Recommendation
  • Should come automatically from Jay Mann if you
    meet all responsibilities
  • Tests
  • Content test
  • Assessment of Professional Teaching
  • EdTPA
  • Degree (must appear on transcripts!!!)
  • Spring graduates May or June 2014
  • Summer grads Late summer 2014
  • Contact Lori Fuller if you need to be licensed
    immediately

11
  • Claiming your license with ISBE
  • We will send you an email at the address you
    provided.
  • Will provide a link to the ISBE website with
    instructions which include directing you toward a
    link
  • Click on this link.
  • May need to create a new user name/password
  • Follow steps.
  • Be prepared to pay by credit card

12
  • After you claim your license, you will need to
    register your license with a district
  • If you have a job lined up, use that district
  • Be sure to register your license somewhere. If
    you do not, after 6 months it will become
    lapsed.
  • Lapsed licenses will require that you take
    additional coursework or pay ISBE

13
  • TESTING (more information)
  • Two required tests
  • Elementary/Middle Grades (110)
  • MUST pass before student teaching (State Law)
  • Every semester at least one student has to be
    pulled from student teaching. Dont let it be
    you!
  • Assessment of Professional Teaching Grades K-9
    (102) or Pre K-Grades 12 (188) (either is
    acceptable)
  • Must pass before licensure
  • Be sure you request test scores be sent to
    Illinois

14
  • Be sure your SSN is accurate
  • Errors may delay licensure
  • Much wailing and gnashing of teeth)
  • Can check your tests on Student portal to ensure
    tests have been received
  • Keep test scores forever (or longer)
  • May need them for out for grad school
  • May need them for Out-of-State certification.

15
Changes
  • You are going to receive a Professional Educator
    License (PEL)
  • Types (example type 03, 04, 10) have gone away
  • Initial Standard and National Board
    Certified have also gone away
  • Effective Sept 2014 the formal EdTPA goes into
    effect so be sure to be licensed before then.

16
  • ISBE is no longer mailing paper copies of license
  • Can print a screen shot of your license
    information (or)
  • Any school district or agency with your first and
    last name can do a public search in the
    ELIS/Educator Credentials site
  • License validitywill change from 4 fiscal years
    to 5 fiscal years.
  • Be sure to renew your license in 5 years or it
    will become lapsed.
  • Can renew license on the same website
    (ELIS/Educator credentials) where you claimed it.
  • They should contact you at the email you provide
    them so keep checking that email (or change email
    addresses on ELIS/Educator Credentials

17
Certification in other states
  • Likely will require Licensure in Illinois first
  • Other states may have program verification form.
  • Send form to COTE to fill out.
  • U.S. Teacher Certification Offices under
    Links in www.cote.illinois.edu
  • If you ask us how to get certified in another
    state, well likely only refer you to this link
    for information on contacting the respective
    states.
  • Certification Map (also under Links)
  • Talks about out-of-state certification
  • Addresses topic of reciprocity

18
Highly Qualified
  • Highly Qualified is a federal No Child Left
    Behind definition.
  • You will be highly qualified in the core
    academic subjects (Science, Arts, Reading,
    English Language Arts, History, Civics
    Government, Economics, Geography, Math) by virtue
    of taking/passing the Content test in Elementary
    Middle Grades
  • More info on Highly qualified is in COTE website
    under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

19
  • Summary
  • Location 505 E. Green Street, Suite 202
  • Upstairs from PNC Bank and Coldstone Creamery
  • Website www.cote.illinois.edu
  • Email
  • (jbuck_at_illinois.edu or bmclvngr_at_illinois.edu
  • Pick one of us.
  • Include UIN
  • Urgent timely matters? Dont use email.
  • No appointments scheduled by email. Call office.

20
COTE website www.cote.illinois.edu
  • Under Links
  • Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)
  • Other Certification Tests (for certification in
    other states)
  • Take Us To School Resources for student
    teachers
  • Certification Map
  • U.S. Teacher Certification Offices
  • Illinois Education Job Bank
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