Educator preparation programs of The University of Iowa College of Education are approved by the state of Iowa for Iowa teaching licensure. For students planning to teach in the state of Illinois, The University of Iowa College of Education has worked with the Illinois State Board of Education to identify and gain approval of University of Iowa courses for certain Illinois license and endorsement requirements.

Students who plan to teach in Illinois may complete courses for the PEL while enrolled at The University of Iowa; students who are unable to do so would need to take comparable courses during the term of the Educator License with Stipulations (ELS). These courses may not be available every academic semester/session.

This information is offered to assist students of The University of Iowa with their academic planning. Students planning for teaching licensure in Illinois should verify current requirements with the Illinois State Board of Education.

Courses for Professional Educator License

  • Cross-Categorical Special Education Methods
    EDTL:4984 / 07U:184 Academic Skills for Special Needs Students
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Methods: One of either
    EDTL:4468 / 07S:168 Instruction of ELLs for K12 Classrooms or
    EDTL:4467 / 07S:167 Methods: Teaching ESOL in K-12 Settings (intended for students in the ESL added endorsement program, only)
  • Reading Methods: One of either
    EDTL:3160 / 07E:160 Literacy Learning and Teaching I (Grades K-3) or
    EDTL:3164 / 07E:164 Literacy Learning and Teaching II (Grades 3-8) or
    EDTL:4394 / 07S:194 Methods: Secondary Reading (available to students in the English Education program, only)
  • Reading in the Content Areas:
    EDTL:4171 / 07E:171 Literacy Learning and Teaching III or
    EDTL:3095 / 07S:195 Teaching Reading Secondary Content Areas

Please direct questions about these requirements to an Illinois Regional Office of Education.

See also, Pre-Approved Courses for Illinois Middle School Endorsements.


Last update: 04/11/2017