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Subsequent Endorsement Rule Changes

In an effort to provide districts with more staffing flexibility ISBE rule changes have simplified the process for teachers who wish to add a grade range to a current Professional Educator License (PEL).   

Scenarios for Adding Grade Levels to a PEL

Early Childhood
A teacher with a PEL in Early Childhood Education (B-2) who wants to add the elementary (1-6) middle (5-8) or the secondary grade range (9-12)

Elementary
A teacher with a PEL in Elementary Education (1-6) who wants to add the early childhood (B-2) middle (5-8) or the secondary grade range (9-12)

Middle Grades
A teacher with a PEL in Middle Grades Education(5-8) who wants to add the early childhood (B-2) elementary (1-6) or the secondary grade range (9-12)

Secondary
A teacher with a PEL in Secondary Education (9-12) who wants to add the early childhood (B-2) elementary (1-6) or the middle (5-8) grade range

New Pathways for Subsequent Endorsements

  • To add early childhood to an existing PEL requires 18 semester hours in early childhood and the content test (specific coursework distribution is required)
  • To add elementary grades to an existing PEL requires 18 semester hours in content area and the content test (specific coursework distribution is required)
  • To add middle grades to an existing PEL, requires 18 semester hours in the content area, a content specific methods course and the content test
  • To add secondary grades to an existing PEL requires 18 semester hours in a specific content area and the content test
  • The new LBS I endorsement will no longer be tied to the PEL grade bands.  Teachers with the new LBSI will be endorsed to teach special education in grades K-21 
  • The requirements for the Reading Teacher Endorsement were changed from 24 semester hours to 18 semester hours with a specific distribution of coursework

 Subsequent Endorsement Rule Change Info. Sheet

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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