Illinois MAT Secondary English Exam Requirements


Illinois MAT in Secondary English Exam Requirements

In Illinois, this program leads to a license with an endorsement in English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

1) Content Exam for Certification: Praxis 5039 English Language Arts: Content and Analysis
You must pass this exam to graduate from this program and be recommended for certification.
This exam also satisfies the WGU Program RequirementIllinois will accept exams passed for Utah licensure to meet the Illinois exam requirements. 

2) Pedagogy Exam/edTPA Requirement: Students completing their Demonstration Teaching in the Fall 2015 cohort or later will complete an officially scored edTPA during their demonstration teaching, and do not need to pass the Illinois pedagogy exam. Students who completed their demonstration teaching in cohorts prior to Fall 2015 were required to pass the ILTS Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) pedagogy exam.  Due to changing rules in Illinois, WGU recommends that these students contact the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) directly to confirm whether the APT exam is required. 


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Illinois

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

Submitting Exam Scores to the Utah State Office of Education 
Applying for Your Illinois Teaching License





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