Des Plaines Valley Region
DVR Education for Employment
2000 Fifth Avenue, Suite M103
River Grove, IL 60171

Related Education Links

Association for Career & Technical Education

Career Pathways Resources

National Career Pathways Network

Pathways Resource Center

Center for Workforce Development – SIU


CTE Teacher Licensing  

Here is an update on the Illinois CTE teacher licensing rules.  Changes in Illinois requirements were passed, then later repealed, so here is the most current information available:, look for Section 25.70 Endorsement for Career and Technical Educator.

ELS (CTE) Educator License with Stipulations for CTE

May teach CTE grades 9 – 12

Needs 60 hours of college credit from accredited College/University AND 2,000 paid work hours in field related to teaching assignment

Renewal – Repeating 5 year cycle

Must have 120 hours PD AND pass Basic Skills Test

ISBE Form 80-04-req-renew-els-provisional-educator

ELS (CTE-P)  Educator License with Stipulations – for CTE – Provisional

May teach CTE only grades 11 & 12

If no 60 hours of college credit must have 8,000 hours of paid work experience in field related to teaching assignment

May renew only one time, 5 years after licensing, and during that time must pass Test of Basic Skills and complete 30 hours of college credit – in the content area they are teaching and/or education coursework

ISBE Form 73-23-cte-lic-cte-prov


High Schools That Work

ICCB’s Programs of Study Website

Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)

Illinois Community College Board (ICCB)

Illinois Community College Web Sites

Illinois Curriculum Revitalization Project

Illinois State Government

ISBE Agricultural Education Programs

ISBE Business Programs

ISBE External Assurance

ISBE Family & Consumer Science Programs

ISBE Health Science Programs

ISBE Home Page

ISBE Industrial Technology & Engineering Programs

ISBE Updated Co-op Handbook

National Association of State Directors of Career & Technical Education Consortium

National Research Center for CTE

State-wide data on Career & Technical Education

West 40  Intermediate Service Center