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).

Fall Candidacy Application Deadline: April 1

Please see the Council on Teacher Education site for further instructions.

Step 1 to Licensure: Candidacy and Fieldwork

All students pursuing the BA in Urban Education are required to complete academic and non-academic requirements to obtain licensure. Non-academic requirements include:

Academic requirements can be found in the Academic Catalogue.

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