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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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  • 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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ISBE Clock Hour Bundle Pack

Register to Receive Access to over 30 Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Clock Hour Courses Provided in Partnership with Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). These courses are designed for Illinois teacher re-licensing and professional development requirements.   Read More >

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