Elmhurst College: Elmhurst to Host Forum on Educator Licensure Changes

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Elmhurst to Host Forum on Educator Licensure Changes

Elmhurst College will host its first Educator's Forum on Saturday, April 12, to share information and answer questions about recent significant changes to Illinois’ educator licensure process. Combining presentations with a Q&A, the Forum will provide an informal guide to licensure changes and professional planning.

Topics will include:

  • No More Type 75: Now What?
  • Comparing the Principal Endorsement and Teacher Leader Endorsement
  • Endorsements are in Demand: How Have They Changed? What Is Required to Earn Them?
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Bilingual
  • Special Education (LBS1)
  • Bilingual Special Education

The Forum will be led by faculty members from Elmhurst College’s Department of Education, including:

  • Daniel Jares, educator licensure officer and lecturer
  • Debra Meyer, professor and program director of Teacher Leadership
  • Lisa Burke, associate professor and director of special education
  • Beverly Troiano, assistant professor and coordinator for the English Language Learner Program

The Educator’s Forum is free, and CEUs will be available on request. All attendees have the chance to win a free iPad mini at the event (winner must be present to win). Advance registration is required.

After the Forum, there will be a brief information session about Elmhurst College's graduate programs. Elmhurst was one of the first institutions approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to offer the new Teacher Leader Endorsement. The Teacher Leader Endorsement requires a master's degree, which can be earned through Elmhurst's master's program in Teacher Leadership, a 34-hour degree program that meets the practical and professional needs of teachers.

Elmhurst College also offers state-approved endorsements on a professional license in a non-degree advanced study program, in the areas of Teacher Leader (with a previous master's degree), ESL and Special Education.

Classes meet every other week on campus in a hybrid format. Start times are available in the summer, fall or spring terms.

The Educator’s Forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, in the Blume Board Room of the Frick Center. Check-in and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited. To reserve your space, call the School for Professional Studies at (630) 617-3300 or email sps@elmhurst.edu.

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