ILLINOIS REGISTER 7657
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
Section 25.10 is being clarified to avoid an unintended discrepancy with Section 25.425
relative to individuals prepared in institutions of higher education outside the United
Subpart B: Certificates
In Section 25.25, flexibility is being introduced to accommodate experienced out-of-state
teachers who were not required to complete student teaching.
Sections 25.65 and 25.67 are being revised to require the teaching assignment that forms
part of an alternative route to certification to be completed in a public school or, in the
case of the early childhood certificate, in a setting where certification is required.
The need to state explicitly the long-standing requirement for work experience to have
been gained outside the field of education was overlooked when Section 25.70 was most
recently revised. That omission is now being remedied. An update is also being made to
reference new material being added as Sections 25.485 through 25.490 (discussed
A new Section 25.72 is being added to provide focus for the three semester hours of
college credit that are required under Section 21-10 of the School Code for each year's
renewal of the temporary provisional vocational certificate. In future, this coursework
will only be accepted if it relates directly to the certificate-holder's teaching assignment.
(Since there has not previously been a rule on this subject, any three semester hours have
been counted as fulfilling this requirement.)
In Section 25.100, the requirements for the issuance of endorsements are being made
more stringent. Beginning in 2012, coursework passed with a grade of "D" will no
longer be accepted. In addition, the option for presenting either an earned major or a
"constructed" major and receiving an endorsement without passing the content-area test
will be eliminated. With regard to adding designations in the sciences and social
sciences, a requirement for the completion of coursework is being added. New
requirements for the endorsement in safety and driver education are being added. Several
provisions whose implementation is now complete are being deleted, and other technical
updates are being made.
The changes in Section 25.105 will perpetuate the availability of the temporary substitute
teaching permit that was developed specifically in response to Hurricane Katrina. The
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