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To teach in Illinois schools, you’ll need at minimum a Bachelor’s degree, plus a state issued teaching credential. Teachers of all subjects are especially in high demand in Chicago, and the surrounding urban areas. Qualifications and experience in ESL and special education are particularly useful in often large and culturally diverse classrooms in inner city schools.
Teaching in Illinois at a Glance
Number of public schools
Number of teachers
Number of students
Average teacher salary
Teacher certification requirements
Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), Basic Skills Test, edTPA
Teacher certification reciprocity
Out-of-state teachers can qualify for certification in New Jersey through the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement
State professional development requirements
Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree: 120 hours Teachers with a Master’s degree: 80 hours Teachers with 2+ advanced degrees: 40 hours National Board Teachers: 40 hours