Frequently Asked Questions
In order to be eligible for the Type 75 certificate individuals must have:
A master's degree
A minimum of two years cumulative teaching or school personnel experience (as a school psychologist, school nurse, social worker, school counselor, and of course, teacher on their certificate. Substitute teaching does not count toward the experience; working on a full-time based contract does)
Passing all the coursework leading to Type 75 certificate
Passing the state tests
There are no electives in this program. The complete coursework is required for the degree and the Type 75 certificate.
The internships are conducted at the school where you are employed, under the supervision of a school administrator and a university supervisor.
If you leave your cohort due to unforeseeable circumstances and inform your advisor, you may rejoin your cohort or join another cohort when the sequence of courses allow for you to join. You might have to pay a new rate of tuition if you have to join a different group.
Once you complete the required coursework and have passed all the state test(s), you must attend a certification workshop and contact the Office of Teacher Education and Certification (firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-298-3971) who will forward the application form to you. Complete the forms online and return them in order to be referred for entitlement (certification).
If you already have taken the Illinois basic skills test (#96 or #300), just the Type 75 test (#186). If you have never taken the Illinois basic skills, you are required to take the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) test.
A thesis not required for this program.
Beginning fall of 2012, the cost of each course for the Administration program will be $495 per credit.