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|Has the state adopted leadership standards?||Yes. Illinois has adopted the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards (identical to the 2008 ISLLC standards).||Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 29.100|
|Which state entity approves traditional school leader preparation programs?||Illinois State Board of Education||105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21B-60|
|Does state policy require school leader preparation programs to align with adopted standards?||Yes. Principal preparation programs must prepare candidates to meet the Illinois Professional School Leader Standards.||105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21B-60|
|Does state policy require field experience as part of school leader preparation programs?||Yes. Principal preparation programs must provide candidates with a variety of school leadership situations in diverse settings. State policy provides additional requirements. However, no hour requirement was found.||Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 30.40|
|Does state policy allow for innovative or experimental preparation programs?||No state policy found.|
|Certification and Licensure|
|What are the initial school leader certification requirements?||To qualify for a Principal Endorsement - P-12, a candidate must:
Note: If a candidate has three years experience receiving at least a "proficient" performance evaluation rating or two years experience receiving an "excellent" performance evaluation rating, he/she satisfies the experience requirement.
|105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21B-25
Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 25.337
|What are the requirements for school leaders licensed out-of-state?||Out-of-state applicants are held to the same requirements as in-state candidates. However, an applicant may be issued a non-renewable provisional educator endorsement to serve as principal while completing necessary requirements.||105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21B-35|
|Is there an alternative route to initial certification?||An alternative route for administrative certificates exists for National Board Certified Teachers. State policy provides additional requirements.||105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/21-5e|