ILLINOIS REGISTER 5471
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF ADOPTED AMENDMENT
June 30, 2005; amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 12374, effective July 28, 2005; emergency amendment at
29 Ill. Reg. 14547, effective September 16, 2005, for a maximum of 150 days; amended at 29 Ill.
Reg. 15831, effective October 3, 2005; amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 1835, effective January 26, 2006;
amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 2766, effective February 21, 2006; amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 8494,
effective April 21, 2006; amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 10645, effective July 16, 2007; amended at 32
Ill. Reg. 3413, effective February 22, 2008; amended at 32 Ill. Reg. 13263, effective July 25,
2008; emergency amendment at 32 Ill. Reg. 18876, effective November 21, 2008, for a
maximum of 150 days; amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 5462, effective March 24, 2009.
SUBPART C: APPROVING PROGRAMS THAT PREPARE PROFESSIONAL
EDUCATORS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
Section 25.115 Recognition of Institutions, Accreditation of Educational Units, and
Approval of Programs
In order for an Illinois institution of higher education to offer one or more programs that prepare
professional educators, that institution must be recognized, and the educational unit responsible
for such programs must be accredited, by the State Board of Education in consultation with the
State Teacher Certification Board. "Educational unit" means the institution or college, school,
department, or other administrative body within the institution that is primarily responsible for
the initial and continuing preparation of teachers and other education professionals. Each
program that is offered by a recognized institution must also be individually approved by the
State Board of Education in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board. "Program"
or "preparation program" means a program that leads to certification. Electronic transmission of
written materials required pursuant to this Subpart C may be authorized or required by the State
Superintendent of Education when this method may be more cost effective or feasible.
a) An institution shall be recognized if it is regionally accredited and:
1) is approved as a degree-granting institution by the Illinois Board of Higher
Education, if the institution is subject to provisions of the Institution of
Learning Powers Act [110 ILCS 50];
2) sponsors a course of study leading to an appropriate baccalaureate or
higher degree and awards the degree; and
3) conducts or proposes to conduct at least one approved program that will
prepare professional educators.
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