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Educator Licensure Information

The following programs in Teacher Education have been approved for continued offering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a result of the Illinois State Board of Education and the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) periodic review of programs for the preparation of educational personnel at SIU.

Programs leading to entitlement to the Initial Elementary Educator Licensure:

  • Elementary Education

Programs leading to entitlement to the Initial High School Educator Licensure:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Science w/ a designation in Biology
  • English Education
  • History Education
  • Mathematics Education

Programs leading to entitlement to the Initial Special (K-12) Educator Licensure (approved June 14, 2002):

  • Art Education
  • Foreign Languages:
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Music (Instrumental & Vocal)
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education:- Learning Behavior Specialist I

The following entitlement program was approved for continued offering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Its purpose is to prepare individuals to teach infant/preschool/primary aged children:

  • The Early Childhood Educator Licensure Program

The programs listed below have been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for offering in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Successful completion of the programs listed leads to entitlement to the administrative endorsements identified:

  • Principal
  • Superintendent

The following entitlement programs for school service personnel were approved for continued offering at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a result of the Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois State Teacher Educator Licensure Board Fifth Year Periodic Review of Programs for the Preparation of Educational Personnel at SIU:

  • School Counseling
  • School Social Worker 
  • Speech Language Pathologist