Programs: Teacher Certification
Requirements for Obtaining a Substitute Teaching Certificate:
Applicants must contact a school district where they would like to substitute teach.
The following must be submitted to the ROE:
1) Complete an pplication for substitute certificate. This form may be obtained on the Illinois State Board of Education web site or from the Regional Office of Education.
2) An official transcript in a sealed envelope from the university for Bachelor's Degree (even if you hold a higher degree) to the Regional Office of Educaiton .
3) Check or cash accepted for payment of $115.00 certification fee. We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Check should be made payable to ROE #9.
A temporary employment authorization will be issued to the applicant which can be used until the certificate arrives. The offical substitute teaching certificate will be mailed directly to the applicant.
School districts require proof of a current physical and a negative TB test, along with copy of the substitute certificate and a copy of the transcript.
If you have a valid and current teaching certificate(s) listed below, you do not need to apply for a substitute certificate.
important responsibility of the Regional Office of Education for Champaign
and Ford Counties is the registering, renewing and issuing of teacher
certificates. There are two methods for obtaining the certificate; evaluation
and entitlement. The evaluation methods mean that an individual's transcripts
are reviewed and compared to the certification requirements. This process
is applicable only to individuals who either currently hold an Illinois
certificate and have Illinois teaching experience, or have completed
a teacher education program at an out-of-state institution recognized
by the State Agency in the state which the institution is located (must
furnish either a copy of a valid out-of-state certificate or State-Approved
Program Verification from the college or university). The entitlement
method means that an individual completes an approved program at an
Illinois college or university and is thereby "entitled" to
the certificate. All information for teacher certification is on computer
for efficient recording and processing at the Regional Office of Education.
From January 2012 to December 2012, certified personnel registered
2,801 certificates. There are approximately 2,900 full and part-time
teachers and administrators employed in Champaign-Ford Counties.
The Champaign-Ford Certification Department has established
a hook-up link with the Illinois State Board of Education Certification
division. The Regional Office is able to issue authorization for
Entitlements, Substitute and Teacher Aid Certification within a matter
of a few minutes of receiving the applications.
more information, point your browser to http://www.isbe.state.il.us/teachers.htm.