Educational Studies

Teacher Licensure

Professional Educator License (PEL)


The state of Illinois issues a Professional Educator License (PEL) endorsed in the area and grade level of the program completed. The PEL is valid for five years.

IWU Teaching Programs

IWU offers programs that lead to a Professional Educator License in the following teaching fields:

Subsequent Teaching Endorsements can be added to a PEL in the grade range of the original license. Currently IWU offers coursework that leads to a:

 State and IWU requirements:
Licensure Application:

IWU teacher education candidates are recommended for licensure after meeting state and IWU requirements. Candidates apply for and register the Professional Educator License through their ELIS account.

Educational Licensure in Other States