Advanced certificates are those that require at least a bachelor's degree for admission and are offered only at the graduate level. Several advanced certificates also require prior certification as a teacher and, in some cases, a specified number of years of experience.
Based on state rules, the following certificates may be issued only at the advanced level:
Pupil Personnel Services (Type 73)
School Social Work
Speech Language Pathologist
Administrative (Type 75)
School Business Official
Library/Media Specialist (Type 10)
Reading Specialist (Type 10)
The requirements for these certificates differ significantly from one another. Contact the Illinois State Board of Education or a Regional Office of Education for details.