TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL
PART 26 STANDARDS FOR ENDORSEMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
SECTION 26.300 PURPOSE AND EFFECTIVE DATES OF STANDARDS IN SUBPART B
Section 26.300 Purpose and Effective Dates of Standards in Subpart B
Beginning February 1, 2018, the provisions of Sections 26.320 and 26.330 are replaced by 23 Ill. Adm. Code 20 (Standards for Endorsements in Elementary Education) as the standards that, together with the standards set forth in Standards for All Illinois Teachers (see 23 Ill. Adm. Code 24), and the standards in this Subpart B other than those in Sections 26.320 and 26.330 shall apply to the issuance of an endorsement in elementary education on a professional educator license pursuant to Article 21B of the School Code [105 ILCS 5]. The standards set forth in this Subpart B shall apply both to candidates for an endorsement in elementary education and to the programs that prepare them.
a) Approval of any teacher preparation program or course of study in elementary education pursuant to the State Board's rules for Educator Licensure (23 Ill. Adm. Code 25, Subpart C) shall be based on the congruence of that program's or course's content with the standards identified in this Subpart B.
b) The examinations required for issuance of an elementary endorsement shall be based on the standards identified in this Subpart B.
c) No candidate shall be admitted to a program approved under the provisions of this Subpart B after October 1, 2015. Any candidate who is enrolled in an elementary program approved under this Part shall complete the program on or before September 1, 2018 and be entitled (see Section 26.100(c)) for the elementary education endorsement by September 1, 2019. Applicants undergoing the State Board's transcript evaluation process must submit their application for the endorsement by September 1, 2019.
(Source: Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 6962, effective June 2, 2017)