(105 ILCS 5/21-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 21-3)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on June 30, 2013)
(a) An elementary school certificate shall be valid for 4 years for
teaching in the kindergarten and lower 9 grades of the common schools.
Subject to the provisions of Section 21-1a,
it shall be issued to persons who have graduated from a recognized
institution of higher learning with a bachelor's degree and with not
fewer than 120 semester hours and with a minimum of 16 semester hours in
professional education, including 5 semester hours in student teaching
under competent and close supervision. Such persons shall be recommended
for the elementary certificate by a recognized institution as having completed
an approved program of preparation which includes intensive preservice
training in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and the
academic and professional courses approved by the State Superintendent of
Education in consultation with the State Teacher Certification Board.
(b) Beginning February 15, 2000, Initial and Standard
shall be issued to persons who meet all of the criteria established by the
State Board of Education for elementary education.
(c) This Section is repealed on June 30, 2013.
(Source: P.A. 97-607, eff. 8-26-11.)