to the Regional Office of Education 02 Website
ROE 02 provides support services to the 19 school districts in
Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, and Union Counties in southernmost Illinois.
The Regional Office of Education 02 is collecting information on the 5 county educators’ professional development needs. Please complete this five minute survey. The survey will close on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The survey can be accessed here.
To access ELIS, the link is http://www.isbe.net/ELIS/default.htm
Overview of License Renewal PowerPoint Presentation. Click Here
Educators: ELIS training webinars have been archived by ISBE. They may be accessed through the links below
New Educator Licensure System Webinars
One of the hot topics on many educators’ minds today is the new licensure system scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013. Every educator who currently holds a valid Illinois teacher, administrator, school social worker or substitute certificate, or an NCLB paraprofessional approval will receive the appropriate educator license in the exchange. The process is automatic and educators need not do anything to receive the new credentials.
There will be three types of licenses:
Professional Educator License. (PEL) This is the equivalent of the current Standard Teaching Certificate. Those holding a current Master Teacher Certificate will receive this type of License with the applicable NBPTS designation.
Educator License with Stipulations. (ELS) This license will replace all the two, three, and four-year certificates and those that currently are not renewable. This license is a) non-renewable; b) limits the license holder to one particular position; or c) does not require completion of an approved educator program.
Substitute Teaching License. (SUB) This license is valid for five years and may be renewed if the individual has passed a test of basic skills. This license is valid for substitute teaching in every county of the state. If an individual has had his/her Professional Educator License or Educator License with Stipulations suspended or revoked or has not met renewal requirements for licensure, that individual is not eligible to obtain this license. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Currently there are over 30 types of certificates issued by the Illinois State Board of Education. On July 1, 2013 all certificates will be converted to one of the above professional educator licenses:
For updates regarding the conversion to the licensure system check the following websites regularly:
Changes to the Paraprofessional approvals are coming. Please see the Information below from the Illinois State Board of Education. For those who have the old Teachers Aide approvals and now need to change to the current Paraprofessional approval, the form can be obtained by clicking here.
“Illinois has many Paras working in the field on “old” approvals but they are not in TCIS and their information is not necessarily on microfilm. We would like to get these folks added to the system before we change systems on July 1, 2013. In order to set up an account for those that do not have one we will need individuals to send in a copy of their approval letter along with the attached form. Forms will also be located on our website. We will, of course, process these forms and set up accounts after July 1 but would like to get started prior to the exchange.”