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Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Candidates seeking initial licensure in either elementary, secondary, or K-12 education programs may apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) online at any time. However, admission to the program will only be granted after certain criteria have been met. When all admission criteria have been completed successfully and submitted, the program considers applications for approval. An email notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to each applicant. Please review items 1 through 7 prior to making a formal application to the TEP program (i.e., item #8).

1. Admission to the TEP Requirement Checkpoints

2. Professional Education Courses

3. Reporting your ACT/SAT Score to Illinois State Board of Education (ELIS) 

4. Finger Print/Background Check Information

5. Protecting All God's Children

6. Illinois State Board of Education State Exams for Education 

7. Requirements for Applicants Completing Illinois Programs in Education

8. Request for Admission to the Teacher Education Program ***

**If you have not been admitted to the TEP program please click on the request for permission to take courses below. 

Request for Permission to take Courses and receive a pin number 

**If you have taken a course which included a preclinical experience, please click on the request to waive Preclinical Level 1 experience below

Request to Waive Preclinical Experience Level 1



Meet our Faculty

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James Pelech, Ed.D.
Department Chair, School of Education
Professor, Teacher Education Preparation

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

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