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Professional Development For Illinois Teachers

Earn Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Clock Hours For Professional Development & Teaching License Renewal Through Northeastern Illinois University

Hundreds of Illinois teachers take Model Teaching courses to help them meet their ISBE clock hours requirements. Learn more about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help. We partner with Northeastern Illinois University, an ISBE pre-approved provider, to give you cost-effective options for ISBE hours.

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ISBE Clock Hours For Illinois Teachers

  • High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses for Illinois Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness or maintain your teaching license. Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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  • Illinois Teacher License Renewal & Professional Development Requirements

The state of Illinois requires that professional development and license renewal must be gained through an in-state institution.

Illinois teachers can utilize Model Teaching university- partnered courses to earn ISBE hours for their license renewal and professional development needs.


Northeastern Illinois University has partnered with Model Teaching to provide ISBE- approved professional development clock hours to Illinois teachers.

The Illinois State Board of Education requires 120 clock- hours of professional development for teachers, or 60 clock hours for teachers that also hold a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards master teacher designation. Administrators are required to complete 100 clock hours of professional development plus one administrator academy per fiscal year that you are employed. These hours requirements apply regardless of the number of degrees or the types of agrees that you hold. Teaching licenses must be renewed every 5 years.


Model Teaching provides you with the content, resources, and support you need to meet Illinois State Board of Education Requirements. Model Teaching courses allow you to complete all your ISBE clock hours requirements at your own pace, fully online. When you are complete, you receive a certificate directly from Northeastern Illinois University to document your earned hours. You can then add your professional development hours into the ISBE ELIS system by selecting Northeastern Illinois University as the PD provider.

Northeastern Illinois University

Professional Development For Illinois Educators:

NEIU falls under “Professional Development Providers Authorized in Statute” under Illinois Universities and colleges with Approved Educator- Degree Programs. This means that PD provided through an Illinois University, like our NEIU partnership, automatically qualifies for ISBE approved courses.

You will not receive a transcript since these are non- credit-granting courses. You WILL receive a certificate of completion documenting your earned ISBE hours, provided by Northeastern Illinois University.

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You may enroll in courses to satisfy all of your ISBE hour requirements.

Upon completion of your course, your course work is graded, and your grade posted to the Model teaching dashboard typically within 48 hours.

Once your grade is posted and your course completed, you will complete a form requesting your NEIU certificates. You may request each certificate separately or wait and request all certificates for all courses you take at once.

Model Teaching will then provide your information to NEIU, and your certificate will be generated. Certificates are emailed to you within one week of receipt by NEIU.

Though NEIU can process course ISBE clock hours quickly, we recommend that you complete your coursework at least one month prior to any deadlines to give yourself plenty of time.

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PLEASE NOTE: Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies on your specific teacher certification renewal/continuing education requirements. The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements.

REFERENCE: Illinois State Department of Education.
*The information on this page was last updated 02/2021. Please refer to the Illinois State Board of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Illinois teacher recertification requirements.

NEIU-Partnered Online Courses for ISBE Clock Hours

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NEIU Clock Hours
A Growth Mindset in the Gifted Classroom-NEIU

Helping Gifted & Talented (GT) students persevere through challenging content can be supported through Growth Mindset strategies. This course provides you with the tools to foster a Growth Mindset in your GT students.

Course Details
45 ISBE Clock Hours
$190
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A Guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy-NEIU

This Quick Course will teach you what Bloom’s Taxonomy is, how it’s related to cognition, & how to use Bloom’s to more effectively design lessons around your standard or lesson objective.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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A Guide to Webb’s DOK-NEIU

This Quick Course will teach you what Webb’s DOK is and how it is related to rigor. You’ll learn about activities associated with each level of DOK, and how each level is related to a standard, lesson objective, and assessment or activities.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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A Look into Universal Design for Learning-NEIU

This Quick Course will provide you with a quick look and overview of what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is, and the components that make up each UDL principle. You’ll learn about strategies that follow the UDL model so that you can create lessons that support every student in your classroom.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Academic Intervention for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs-NEIU

This course, best for educators new to the RTI model, provides an overview of how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to intervention model.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Active Monitoring & Data Collection in the Classroom-NEIU

This course provides an introductory look at how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and how to analyze data collected in order to better support students.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Aligning Homework with Instruction-NEIU

This Quick Course will teach you how to design homework that is aligned to classroom instruction and effective in supporting student academic achievement.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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An Introduction to Logical Fallacies-NEIU

This Quick Course will help you to understand common logical fallacies and consider how you might address fallacies within your lessons. You will learn about the structure of a sound logical argument, 12 fallacies that occur in flawed arguments, and examples for each fallacy.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
Earn ISBE Clock Hours Through NEIU
Behavior Contract Design-NEIU

This Quick Course provides you with a guide to designing a behavior contract for a student in your classroom. You will learn about choosing reinforcers for a desired student behavior, considering tracking methods and behavior contract design, and general ideas for effective behavior contract implementation.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
Earn ISBE Clock Hours Through NEIU
Behavior Strategies for Improved Testing Performance-NEIU

This Quick Course will provide you with a guideline for teaching testing behaviors, testing strategies, and a process for students to justify their answer choices on assessments. You will learn specific behaviors or strategies to identify in students, and some simple methods to explicitly teach appropriate testing behaviors.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Blended Learning: Integrating Technology Into The Classroom-NEIU

This course teaches you how to select from the five main blended learning models to structure your lessons. You’ll learn a process for designing activities and choosing online resources for easier blended learning integration into your classroom.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Building Effective Writing Prompts for All Students-NEIU

This course teaches you five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive, and reading response as well as a simple structure to follow when designing each type of writing prompt.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Building Reading & Writing Fluency-NEIU

Learn various strategies for increasing reading and writing fluency with an emphasis on implementing varied activities tailored to specific student levels including grouping, and station activities.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Checking For Understanding & Correcting Misconceptions in Elementary Math-NEIU

This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing as well as a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Choosing the Right Assessments for Your Students-NEIU

In this course, you will learn new strategies for implementing assessments into the classroom and explore various topics to help you use assessments effectively throughout the student learning process.

Course Details
45 ISBE Clock Hours
$190
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Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) in The Science Classroom-NEIU

This course will provide you with all the student templates, graphic organizers, rubrics, worksheets, and examples that you need to build a CER science lesson, and teach the CER process in your science classroom.

Course Details
30 ISBE Clock Hours
$145
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Collaborative Learning Models in the Classroom-NEIU

In this course, you will learn the 6 most common and low-prep models to plan and implement collaborative learning in your classroom and help you create a learning environment that promotes student discussion and success.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
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Designing a Quality Sub Folder-NEIU

This Quick Course will help you plan for the design of a strong substitute teacher folder so that in the event of your absence, your substitute teacher can successfully deliver lessons. STRONG sub folder components are defined, with guidance on how to plan for your absence and ensure that your students will experience productive learning under your sub.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
Earn ISBE Clock Hours Through NEIU
Designing IEP Goals-NEIU

This Quick Course provides you with a guide to understanding effective IEP goals within a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You will learn about the main components of an IEP and why it is important to design strong goals for your students receiving special education services.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
Earn ISBE Clock Hours Through NEIU
Diagnostic Assessments-NEIU

This Quick Course will teach you about the common types of diagnostic assessments, the components of a strong diagnostic assessment, and what to do with the result from your assessments.

Course Details
15 ISBE Clock Hours
$85
Earn ISBE Clock Hours Through NEIU