An Approved NEIU Partner – Earn Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Clock Hours
Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of Community and Professional education provides Teacher CE courses in partnership with Model Teaching. These courses will provide you with a certificate of completion from Northeastern Illinois University documenting your completed courses for earned Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) clock hours.
Cost-Effective ISBE Clock Hours from Northeastern Illinois University.
Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.
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.
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a public, regional university originally founded in 1867. NEIU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s ISBE continuing education courses provided through NEIU are designed primarily for professional development & license renewal purposes. All online NEIU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to a continuing education completion certificate documenting earned ISBE hours by NEIU.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (Formerly called The North Central Association of Colleges & Schools)
*These courses do not provide academic credits or a university transcript, but a NEIU certificate of completion for submission to ISBE. These courses provide continuing education certificates for ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) clock hours through NEIU, including a certificate of completion from the university. This credential is important for Illinois teacher license renewal.
View a Sample Certificate From NEIU
Courses taken through our NEIU partner provide a certificate of completion you can use to show proof of ISBE hours to the Illinois State Board of Education for license renewal. You can view a sample NEIU certificate below.
See the NEIU course list below for total course pricing. Registration includes one year access to your course and scoring by the instructor, a record of your work sent to NEIU, and a certificate generated by NEIU for your ISBE clock hours. No other fees but the fee associated with the course below are necessary for you to earn your certificate for ISBE clock hours.
Please refer to our NEIU course list below for a listing of each course. You may click on each course to view its detailed course page. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.
These courses are not for academic credit. The NEIU- Model Teaching partnership provides continuing education ISBE hours in the form of a certificate produced by NEIU, not a transcript. If you need academic credit, please visit our main course menu to browse graduate-level academic credit courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this course, you will learn how to utilize the explicit instruction model to select the correct reading behavior or skill for your student or groups, to build a plan aligned to student goals, and implement the lesson into your classroom.
This course is essential training for any teacher providing a combination of at-home (or out-of-class) online learning and in-school classroom instruction. Learn how to plan for and deliver online lessons reinforced with rigorous in-class activities.
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.
Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. Learn the main components of guided reading, how to plan, and group.
Explore the strategies involved in planning and executing inquiry-based lesson plans. The components of an inquiry-led lesson will be outlined and discussed, and participants will learn to develop and plan an inquiry-led lesson.
In this course, you will learn how to implement literacy stations in your classroom as well as learn actionable steps for how to assess, group, and set up engaging literacy activities that will address the needs of all students, despite their individual reading levels.
In this course, you will learn actionable steps for how to plan, assess, group, and implement effective and engaging math station activities in your classroom, along with dozens of resources ready to be used with your own students.
Learn what typical writing looks like for kindergarten through third-grade students, as well as some common writing tasks they can be expected to accomplish and learn the purpose of both holistic and analytic rubrics for writing assessment.
This introductory-level course is an essential start for any teacher wishing to transition some or all of their lesson instruction into an online format. Learn what effective online learning looks like at any grade level and how to plan online lessons while ensuring security, community, effective communication, and equity for all students.
Learn the importance of aligning your instructional strategies and activities with your learning objectives and assessments and how to build a lesson plan that supports engaging learning for all students.
Learn the value of incorporating frequent checks for understanding into your lesson plans and learn when CFUs need to be incorporated into a lesson cycle as well as how to use data to inform future instructional decisions.
This course will provide you with a detailed overview of social-emotional learning (SEL) and the value of incorporating SEL into the classroom to help improve academic success and emotional intelligence.
This course provides participants with specific methods to implement strategies in the classroom that foster student independence while still building a strong classroom culture, expectations, and appropriate methods to manage misbehavior.
Teach students the importance of making thoughtful text annotations and how to use context clues to deepen understanding of a particular text. Also, learn how to instruct students at multiple grade levels, proper annotation techniques for reading assignments.
This course analyzes the six levels of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and how graphic organizers can be applied to each cognitive process dimension, allowing for targeted scaffolding of student thinking.
This course examines what learning objectives should look like and how to construct an objective based on your classroom learning standards that aligns well with your assessments and learning activities.