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Illinois Teacher Certification & Re-certification

Professional Development & Clock Hour Requirements for Illinois Teachers

Illinois teacher certification license runs on a 5 year renewal cycle. Please visit the Illinois Stat Board of Education for more information. Model Teaching is currently not an approved Illinois Professional Development Clock Hour Provider, so please use our Request Approval form to gain approval if you wish to apply Model Teaching course credit toward your teacher certificate renewal.

Recertification Requirements:
Teachers: 120 clock-hours of professional development for licensees holding endorsements in teaching fields, or endorsements for school support personnel who do not also hold a professional license from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), except that all licensees with "teaching speech-language pathologist" endorsements must complete 120 clock hours regardless of whether they hold a professional license from IDFPR;
Teacher Leaders: 100 clock hours of professional development, including one Administrators' Academy course in each fiscal year of the 5-year cycle, for a licensee who holds a Teacher-Leader endorsement and is assigned to an administrative position for at least 50 percent of the school day;
Administrators: 100 clock hours of professional development, plus completion of one Administrators' Academy course each fiscal year of the 5-year renewal cycle, for licensees holding endorsements in an administrative area; and

  • Use our Request Approval form to request approval for a Model Teaching course to be used to satisfy your state’s professional development requirements.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course, documenting course clock hours and micro-credential badges.
  • Subscribe for one year of access to all available online courses or learn more about our online professional development courses
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Approval Request Form

Download and submit this Request For Approval form to your certificate-granting agency in order to verify that Model Teaching’s courses qualify for your state or school district's continuing education, recertification, or clock hour requirements.

Illinois Teacher Professional Development

Illinois Teacher Helpful Links

Visit the Illinois State Board of Education for more information on professional development requirements for Illinois teachers and educators.

*The information on this page was last updated August, 2018.  Please refer to the Illinois State Board of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Illinois teacher recertification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements.  Please check with your state certification agency for up to date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Approval form if you are considering one of our courses for your professional development clock hour requirements.




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