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How to apply for a Educator License with Stipulations (ELS-CTE)      
This license was formerly known as a provisional teaching license. Potential teaching candidates who have completed hours of experience in agricultural education may utilize this license to teach Agricultural Education. 

Adding an Agricultural Education Endorsement to Your PEL      
Current teachers who hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) in an area other than agriculture may add an additional endorsement in agriculture to their current teaching license. 

Adding An Agricultural Education Endorsement to Your ELS      
Current teachers who hold a Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) in an area other than agriculture may add an additional endorsement in agriculture to their current teaching license. 
 

Retired Teachers - Public Act 103-0088      
Public Act 103-0088 extends the ability for retired teachers to return to the classroom for up to 120 days or 600 paid hours – without impacting their retirement status – through June 30, 2026. The parameters revert to 100 days and 500 hours thereafter.

Student Loan Forgiveness Assistance      
Click here to learn more about student loan forgiveness programs. 

Federal TEACH Grant      
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. Agriculture Teachers should identify as a Career and Technical Education Educator when completing this application. Click above for more information.

(Supplemental documentation, that may be needed, for grant can be found here)

Teaching Work-Based Learning      
Click the link for the ISBE Work-Based Learning Manual

Ag Teachers with a Professional Educators License (PEL) have completed this content as part of their teacher preparation coursework. Therefore, these educators do not need to complete separate coursework. See page #26 of the document. 

Ag Teachers with an Educator License with Stipulations (ELS-CTE) must complete additional training in order to teach work-based learning courses.

   
 
 
     
     
 
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