Office of Licensure Services

Subsequent Teaching Endorsements

Chicago State University Campus

Subsequent teaching endorsements can be added to an educator’s Professional Education license (PEL). The College of Education at Chicago State University offers most courses to meet the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) endorsement requirements, which are subject to change.  Up to date ISBE endorsement information is available at this link: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Subsequent-Teaching-Endorsements.aspx  The most commonly-requested endorsements include Driver Education & Safety, Health Education, Physical Education, Library Information Specialist, and Learning Behavior Specialist I.   

The Office of Licensure Services can assist teachers in identifying which courses at CSU meet specific endorsement requirements. Contact the Office of Licensure Services to set up an appointment to review your transcript and/or your ISBE deficiency statement.

Licensed teachers may qualify for a waiver of formal admission to the College if they provide a current State of Illinois Professional Educator License to the Licensure Services Office, along with an application. The following licenses do not qualify for this exemption: substitute, transitional bilingual, provisional, vocational, administrative or school service personnel.   If the teacher registers for a course that has a field experience requirement, they may submit proof of employment in a school setting and evidence to demonstrate a "clear" background check to satisfy the background check requirement.

Contact Us

Barbara Belisle, Licensure Officer

Office of Licensure Services

Education Building, Room 203

Phone: 773-995-2519

Email: bbelisle@csu.edu