Meeting State Requirements for Illinois Teachers

What’s Your Goal?

Renew My Illinois Teaching License

We have helped thousands of Illinois educators meet their license renewal requirements, increase their salaries and advance their careers. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge courses meet ISBE renewal requirements when taken in partnership with Roosevelt University or Greenville University

Meet Renewal Requirements

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education semester credit = 15 hours of professional development

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

Illinois University Partners

Need an in-state partner? Roosevelt University, located in Chicago, Illinois, is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) pre-approved provider, for your license renewal and salary advancement needs.
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Roosevelt

Greenville University, located in Greenville, Illinois, is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) pre-approved provider, for your license renewal and salary advancement needs.
RCDTS Code: 651085970510000

Greenville University

Per ISBE requirements, if you hold one of the following licenses, renewal is required every five years: 

Teachers

120 clock-hours are required for licensees holding endorsements in teaching fields, or endorsements for school support personnel. You can meet your 120 clock-hours in a number of ways. See two examples below.

Select from our 1, 2 and 3 credit courses to meet your Illinois license renewal needs.

NBPTS Master Teachers

60 clock-hours are required for a licensee holding a current National Board for Professional Teaching Standards master teacher designation. You can earn your 60 hours learning about a number of topics. See two examples below.

Example 1: Mental Health Focus

Example 2: Tech for Engagement

Select from our 1, 2 and 3 credit courses to meet your Illinois license renewal needs. 

Administrators

100 clock hours are required, plus completion of one Administrators’ Academy course each fiscal year of the 5-year renewal cycle. Consider the following courses for leaders:

898: Mindful Leadership in Schools (3 credits-45 hours)

Select from our 1, 2, and 3-credit courses to meet your Illinois license renewal needs.

For more information on renewal requirements, visit the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE).

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose? 

If you are looking to meet both renewal AND salary advancement goals, Roosevelt University is the ideal university partner for you.

Additionally, ACE is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for Illinois Educators

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$8,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$10,000

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree
$54,000

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Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$22,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$24,000

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree
$111,900

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.