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Illinois State Licensure Tests

ILLINOIS STATE LICENSURE TESTS 
for 
Licensure Programs offered by the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Basic Skills

All candidates for educator preparation programs MUST have passed an approved test of basic skills within 10 years of admission to a UIUC program.  In addition, this testing requirement can be no more than 10 years old at the time of licensure by the Illinois State Board of Education.  The basic skills requirement can be met by the following:

a passed Illinois Test of Basic Skills (096 or 300);

a passed Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (400);

an ACT with writing approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (2014=composite score of 22 or higher and at least a score of 19 on the English/Writing section);or

an SAT score approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (2014=combined score of 1030 (critical reading + mathematics = 1030 or higher and at least a 450 for the writing section)

 

Content-area Tests (see table below)

Before student teaching:

All candidates seeking teacher licensure in Illinois public schools must pass the appropriate state administered content-area test prior to student teaching.  By law, there can be no exception to this rule.  

Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT)

Before initial teacher licensure:

Candidates for initial teacher licensure must also pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test. Test administration dates and registration deadlines can be found at www.il.nesinc.com/IL17_testselection.asp?pagetype=PBT.

 

Content-area Tests

The following content-area tests correspond to programs offered by the Urbana campus. Candidates must pass the test that corresponds to their major. Candidates should also take the content-area test for any subject that they wish to teach in grades 9-12.   

 

Program

Tests

Agricultural Education

Agricultural Education (170)

Director of Special Education

Director of Special Education (180)

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (107) or Early Childhood Special Education (152)

Elementary Education

Elementary/Middle Grades (110)

English

English Language Arts (111)

Foreign Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

 Foreign Language: Chinese (Mandarin) (126)

Foreign Language: French

Foreign Language: French (127)

Foreign Language: German

Foreign Language: German (128)

Foreign Language: Japanese

 Foreign Language: Japanese (131)

Foreign Language: Latin

Foreign Language: Latin (133)

Foreign Language: Russian

Foreign Language: Russian (134)

Foreign Language: Spanish

Foreign Language: Spanish (135)

Learning Behavior Specialist I

Learning Behavior Specialist I (155) and Special Education General Curriculum Test (163)

Learning Behavior Specialist II:  Behavior Intervention Specialist, Curriculum Adaptation Specialist, Multiple Disabilities Specialist, or Transition Specialist

Learning Behavior Specialist II:  Behavior Intervention Specialist (156), Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (158), Multiple Disabilities Specialist (160), or Transition Specialist (162)

Library Information Specialist

Library Information Specialist (175)

Mathematics

Mathematics (115)

Music

Music (143)

Physical Education

Physical Education (144)

Principal (General Administrative Only)

Principal (186)

School Social Worker

School Social Worker (184)

Science: Biology

Science: Biology (105)

Science: Chemistry

Science: Chemistry (106)

Science: Earth & Space Science

Science: Earth & Space Science (108)

Science: Physics (Physics)

Science: Physics (116)

Social Science: History

Social Science: History (114)

Speech/Language Pathologist: Non Teaching

Speech/Language Pathologist: Non Teaching (154)

Superintendent

Superintendent (187)

Visual Arts

Visual Arts (145)

 

Tests for Specific Curricula:

Check the following list for clarification.  If you have any questions,

e-mail cote-teachercertification@illinois.edu or call 217-333-7195.

ART - Candidates must pass the Visual Arts test.

EARLY CHILDHOOD: - Candidates must pass the test in Early Childhood or Early Childhood Special Education, NOT their area of concentration.

EARTH SCIENCE/Geology - Candidates in this program must pass the Science: Earth and Space Science test.

ELEMENTARY - Candidates in this program must pass the test in Elementary/Middle Grades, NOT their area of concentration.

HISTORY - Candidates completing this program must pass the Social Science: History test. 
  
LBS I - Candidates must pass 3 tests: Special Education General Curriculum, LBS I, and APT:  Grades K-12. 

LBS II - Candidates must pass the appropriate content-area test(s). 

 

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