If you are not planning on teaching right now, you still need to process your Professional Educator License application after graduation. For those students intending to pursue non-teaching employment or to delay the start of their teaching careers:
*NOTE: In order to officially graduate from ISU as an Education major, you must meet ALL requirements for ISBE entitlement (ISU policy). If you do not have all requirements for the ISBE licensure (such as passage of the APT test), you have not completed the entitlement program. ISU cannot, therefore, notify the ISBE that you have completed your entitlement program (ISBE regulation). If ISU cannot notify the ISBE, then ISU cannot award you your degree or officially graduate you. If you are unable to meet all entitlement requirements at the time you anticipated graduating ISU, your only options are to either postpone graduation until you can meet those requirements or change your major to a non-education major and then meet those major requirements.
Failure to apply for your teaching license or failing to regularly renew your registration can cause delays, additional costs, loss of endorsements and/or loss of approval for your entitlement program. The ISBE is continually revising and updating the standards for teacher licensure. Current time limits for the initial application is within 12 months from when the entitlement notificationw as given to the ISBE and 6 months from issuance of license to have it registered with an ROE. Students who wait too long after completing their approved entitlement program to apply for licensure will need to:
If you completed your application but failed to renew your registration while you were not teaching, you will need to: