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National Criminal Background Check (NCBC) Requirements
Complete a one-time online National Criminal Background Check (NCBC) prior to beginning any clinical experience.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) grants teacher/school licenses in the State of Illinois to students who complete approved programs, pass exams, and meet ISBE requirements.
All teacher education students must complete Milestones broken down into the following two:
prepares students for the rigors of teaching by providing them with foundational knowledge and skills and helping them fulfill basic legal requirements
students are placed in real classrooms where they can put their knowledge and skills into practice under the guidance of a mentor teacher.
Professional Development Schools
The Professional Development Schools (PDS) program offers senior education students at Illinois State University a year-long experience in a public school that replaces the 16-week student-teaching semester.