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.