Located at 505 E. Green Street, the Council on Teacher Education (CoTE) oversees all teacher preparation programs on the Urbana campus. In addition to coordinating teacher education curricula, the Council acts as a liaison between the campus and the Illinois State Board of Education.

The Council on Teacher Education website offers a wealth of information for students. Students are highly encouraged to become familiar with policies and procedures affecting teacher education by consulting the Council on Teacher Education web site. Specific information pertaining to programs, licensure requirements & procedures, and endorsements can be found online under the heading Certification.

Please be aware that licensure and endorsement requirements are subject to change without notice and you are not guaranteed protection from such changes. It is in your best interest to complete requirements and apply for licensure/endorsements as soon as possible. Should the Illinois State Board of Education require changes prior to your licensure/endorsement(s) being processed, you may be required to complete additional coursework.

For all teacher education programs in the College of Education, please be aware that per Illinois State Board of Education policy, grades of C- or lower in content and professional education coursework may not be used to meet licensure, endorsement or approval requirements. In addition, CR/NC coursework and proficiency credit will no longer be able to be used toward licensure, endorsement, or approvals. AP credit is still acceptable. For many students, only elective courses are not affected by this ISBE regulation.

PLEASE SEE YOUR EDUCATION ADVISOR FOR A LIST OF COURSES APPLICABLE TO THE C- POLICY

Questions regarding licensure, endorsements, and ISBE policy should be directed to the Council on Teacher Education: (217) 333-2804; cote-teachercertification@illinois.edu