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|Early Childhood Education Major Requirements||94|
|Bachelor of Arts General Studies Core||48|
|Optional Special Education Approval||+20|
|Optional ESL/Bilingual Endorsement||+27|
Lesson Plan Portfolio
Early Childhood Education Major Course-based Assessments
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
Clinical Practice Evaluations
Major Coursework GPA
Illinois Basic Skills Test (096 or 300) or Test of Academic Proficiency (Field 400)
Illinois Content Area Test, Early Childhood Education (Field 107)
Per the Illinois State board of Education – Effective July 22, 2015 all tests of “basic skills”, including the Illinois Basic Skills Tests (096 and 300), Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) 400, as well as qualifying ACT plus Writing and SAT tests are valid indefinitely. Additionally, effective January 6, 2017, all other Illinois licensure tests, including content area tests, the edTPA, and the APT, will be valid indefinitely. Further clarifications can be directed to an Enrollment Advisor or the Licensure Officer.
As of July 1, 2014, the Illinois State Board of Education requires that preschool teachers who provide native language/ English as a Second Language instruction to English Language Learner students must hold the ESL or bilingual endorsement or approval that corresponds with the teaching assignment. For more information call the Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Educator Licensure, at 217.557.6763.
Effective July 24, 2012 ACT plus Writing/SAT scores can be used in lieu of a passing score on the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) for admission to an Illinois Educator Preparation Program. Further clarifications can be found in the Kendall College Student Handbook & Academic Catalog.
Candidates in the Illinois Teacher Licensure Preparation (post-baccalaureate) track can choose to add a concentration. Completing all applicable Special Education coursework will allow you to apply for an Early Childhood Special Education Approval on your license. Completing all applicable ESL coursework will allow you to apply for the ESL endorsement and/or Bilingual endorsement. More information can be found on the Continuing Education page.
Kendall’s School of Education is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for its licensure preparation program that leads to the Illinois Teacher License.
Additional Licensure Information and topics can be found in the Kendall College Student Handbook & Academic Catalog. Topics include: Illinois test options, test validity, testing requirements for post-baccalaureate applicants, foreign applicants and Illinois licensure, test vouchers, out-of-state licensure, and clinical practice.