Application for Entitlement

Entitlement through University of St. Francis
Entitlement is the authority given by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to the University of St. Francis Licensure Officer to validate and enter endorsements into a teacher’s ELIS account. This by-passes ISBE transcript evaluation. The Licensure Officer is assuring ISBE that all requirements for the endorsement have been met.

Candidates requesting entitlement through USF’s Licensure Officer should NOT submit an application to ISBE. If an application for the endorsement has previously been submitted to ISBE, the Licensure Officer will not be able to process as the request is considered to be in progress.
 

  • ALL requirements for the endorsement you are requesting should be completed PRIOR to submitting the Application for Entitlement.
  • Entitlement applications received while courses are still in progress may be returned with a request to submit at a later date.
  • Official University of St. Francis transcripts must be submitted to ISBE before Licensure officer will complete a subsequent endorsement. Entitlement cannot be completed by the Licensure Officer until an official USF transcript is included in your ELIS account. Official USF transcript may be requested at stfrancis.edu/academics/registrars-office/transcript-requests
  • For current information and complete details regarding ISBE requirements: www.isbe.net
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    Bilingual Education Endorsement
    1) 18 semester hours of coursework, 2) 100 clock hours (or three months FULL TIME teaching experience) in a bilingual setting, 3) passing score on the appropriate Target Language Proficiency test. Test dates and sites may be found on the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) website.

    Application for Entitlement through USF: Bilingual Education and/or ESL

     

    English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement
    1) 18 semester hours of coursework, 2) 100 clock hours (or three months FULL TIME teaching experience) in an ESL or bilingual setting

    Application for Entitlement through USF: Bilingual Education and/or ESL

     

    Grade-Range Specific LBSI Endorsement
    1) 12 semester hours of coursework NOTE: If the survey course requirement was satisfied through another institution, applicant will be required to submit an official transcript and provide a course name, number, and description from the year the course was taken, 2) passing score on the LBSI (155) content test. Register for this test at http://www.il.nesinc.com.

    Application for Entitlement through USF: Grade-Range LBSI

     

    Director of Special Education
    A complete listing of requirements for the Director of Special Education Endorsement may be found at isbe.net.
    Candidates seeking the Director of Special Education Endorsement will need to apply through ISBE.

    Checklist for Director of Special Education Transcript Evaluation by ISBE

     

    Adding an elementary education subsequent endorsement to a Special or Secondary Endorsement through a focused program: Contact Maureen Hunt for transcript evaluation. Requires additional coursework and field experience.

     

    Adding a secondary endorsement in Biology, Social Science, Mathematics or English through a focused program for an Elementary or Special Endorsement holder:
    Contact Maureen Hunt for transcript evaluation. Requires additional coursework and field experience.

     

    Adding a full grade level Pre-K through age 21 through a focused program for an Elementary, Secondary, or Special Endorsement holder: Complete this focused program through the College of Education master’s degree program, Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Special Education. Contact Maggie Stevenson for application or Missie Rolinitis for further information

     

    Entitlement through USF is not an option for other endorsements: Middle School, Reading Teacher, Technology Specialist, Health Education,Director of Special Education, etc. Please refer to ISBE’s website at www.isbe.net