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FAQs about Candidacy

Declaration of Candidacy for Urban Education students

Rules and standards for teacher licensure in Illinois are set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Requirements for candidacy and licensure may change at the discretion of ISBE or Illinois state legislature at any time, but we try to keep this section as up to date as possible.

Undergraduates who are enrolled in the BA Urban Education - Elementary Education program are closely advised through the process by their student advisors and faculty, as well as UIC's Council on Teacher Education (CTE). Please see the Council on Teacher Education site for further information about what you need for Candidacy and admission to Candidacy.

Deadline to Declare Candidacy for the Fall Semester: April 1

Download the Declaration of Candidacy Checklist

Step 1 to Licensure: Candidacy and Fieldwork Heading link

Frequently asked questions and answers about applying to candidacy and fieldwork can be found below. If you have more questions, contact your academic advisor.