Additional and Subsequent Endorsements

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Expand your education career by adding endorsements to your professional educator license (PEL) or educator license with stipulations. Endorsements identify the areas in which you're qualified to teach.

Adding Additional Endorsements to Your Initial License

By adding additional endorsements as you pursue your initial license, you can become authorized to teach multiple content areas to the same group of grade levels. You can accomplish this by meeting the content area requirements for those teaching endorsements. Work with your program advisor to make sure you meet the requirements.

Obtaining Subsequent Teaching Endorsements

After you hold a PEL, you can expand your career options and increase your earning potential by adding subsequent teaching endorsements. These endorsements are typically added to your license within the existing range of grade levels. If you wish to expand your license to other grade levels, contact us at teachercertification@niu.edu or speak with your program advisor about the Focus Program.

 

Contact Us

Office of Educator Licensure and Preparation
Williston Hall 320
815-753-0846
TeacherCertification@niu.edu