Proposed Amendments to Part 25 (Educator Licensure)
In a separate rulemaking, staff are proposing that programs that prepare superintendents meet the new requirements beginning in September 1, 2019. These new requirements will be set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 33. Further, existing programs will not be allowed to enroll any new candidates after September 1, 2016, thereby enabling the cohorts participating in those programs to complete their studies and receive the endorsement before the new requirements take effect. Currently, 18 programs are approved for the preparation of superintendents.
Changes are needed in Part 25 to acknowledge the requirements for the superintendent endorsement beginning September 1, 2019, and to inform candidates who are currently enrolled in programs or who will be enrolled before 2016 of the date by which they must obtain their endorsement in order to avoid being subject to the new requirements.
Initial Review by State Board of Education: March 2014