Q. When should I apply for certification?
A. If you are completing an approved program at the Urbana campus you should apply at the beginning of the semester in which you will complete your program.
Q. Where can I get an application for certification?
A. Applications are available through the Student Portal on the left-side menu.
Q. Can I print an application from the Illinois State Board of Education web site and submit that to the Council on Teacher Education?
A. No. You must use the application provided by the Council on Teacher Education.
Q. Must I have passed all of my certification tests before I apply for certification?
A. No. Submit your application even if you still have tests to complete. We can begin processing your application on the assumption that we will receive your test scores before the end of the semester.
Q. When I apply for certification will the University provide the ISBE with my official transcripts?
A. No, it is your responsibility to provide the transcripts.
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