ILLINOIS REGISTER 7658
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
rule will now be stated in general terms so that it can be available in similar future
situations, should any arise.
Subpart C: Approving Programs that Prepare Professional Educators
in the State of Illinois
Certain timelines associated with accreditation reviews are being revised in Section
In Section 25.125, provision is being made for the potential need to send institutional
review teams to other states where "parent" institutions are located, and requirements are
being inserted so that institutions not accredited by NCATE (i.e., those where a visit is
conducted by a "State team") will bear part of the costs associated with their visits.
A new Section 25.130 has been developed to provide a mechanism for a review and
intervention when issues with one or more preparation programs or an educational unit as
a whole become apparent in the interval between regularly scheduled reviews. The
provisions of this new rule will enhance the institutions' accountability and afford a
means by which problems can be addressed promptly.
In Section 25.145, several timelines are being lengthened to accommodate the level of
staffing resources that the agency is able to devote to this function.
Section 25.160 is being updated to include a positive outcome achieved under Section
25.130 among the instances in which the State Superintendent does not need to await a
response from the affected institution.
The wording change in Section 25.165 is being made for the sake of completeness.
Subpart D: School Service Personnel
In Sections 25.215, 25.225, and 25.235, revisions are being made in the requirements for
experience that complements the professional preparation of school social workers,
school counselors, and school psychologists, respectively. These are generally intended
to accommodate what is typically required by other states so that the movement of out-of-state
educators into Illinois will not be hampered. The revision in Section 25.227 is
being made for the sake of clarity only.
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