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Adding Subsequent Teaching Endorsements to your PEL
Adding Subsequent Teaching Endorsements to your PEL
ROE 9
Friday, January 10, 2020

Educators with a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations endorsed in a teaching field can add endorsements at any grade level even if the underlying teaching endorsement on a PEL is a different grade range. Please see the updated Subsequent Teaching Endorsement information on the ISBE website. 

The following endorsements can be added at any of the available grade ranges by passing the content test and completing 18 hours of coursework in the content area.

  • Agriculture*
  • Art*
  • Business, Marketing, & Computer Education
  • Business, Marketing, & Computer Education Programming
  • Business/Marketing/Management*
  • Computer Applications*
  • Computer Science*
  • Dance*
  • Drama/Theatre Arts
  • English Language Arts
  • English as a New Language
  • English as a New Language – Bilingual Education
  • Family & Consumer Science*
  • Family & Consumer Science – Apparel & Textiles
  • Family & Consumer Science – Living Environments
  • Family & Consumer Science – Nutrition, Wellness, & Hospitality
  • General Science*
  • Health Education*
  • Industrial Technology*
  • Language Arts*
  • Library Information Specialist
  • Mathematics*
  • Music*
  • Physical Education*
  • Science – Biology
  • Science – Chemistry
  • Science – Earth & Space Science
  • Science – Environmental Science
  • Science – Physics
  • Social Science*
  • Social Science – Economics
  • Social Science – Geography
  • Social Science – History
  • Social Science – Political Science
  • Social Science – Psychology
  • Social Science – Sociology & Anthropology
  • Technology Education (Industrial Arts)
  • Technology Specialist
  • Theatre/Drama*
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages

*Middle Grades (5-8) endorsements must include content specific methods coursework within the 18 hour content coursework requirement.

Educators can also apply via reciprocity for endorsements listed on a valid, comparable out-of-state license.