Phys Ed Teacher Ed
For information about specific requirements of this degree program, please consult the Illinois State University undergraduate catalog.
The following document details the requirements, exams, courses, and other checkpoints necessary to ensure you will be properly prepared to student teach.
You can register to take the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency at the ILTS website. The test is offered in two formats – paper based or online. The Test of Academic Proficiency is required for all students planning to teach in the State of Illinois.
Review sessions for the Test of Academic Proficiency are offered through the Julia N. Visor Academic Center during the month prior to each exam administration.
The Illinois State Board of Education (IBHE) allows certain ACT and SAT scores to be substituted for the Test of Academic Proficiency.
ACT Plus Writing: 22 composite score and a minimum of 19 in Combined English/Writing
SAT: 1030 composite score (critical reading + math) and a minimum 450 in writing
The test scores must be no older than 10 years at the time of admission to Gateway I, admission to Professional Studies, and submission to the ISBE. Please see your advisor for instructions on how to use your ACT/SAT scores in place of the Test of Academic Proficiency.
Passage of the Test of Academic Proficiency is required for all students pursuing teacher education majors (any subject area) in the State of Illinois. While you have unlimited attempts at the Test of Academic Proficiency, you will be unable to progress in your major coursework which will delay your graduation timeline.
Information on the Gateway requirements can be found on the Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center website. You can track your progress towards meeting these requirements in My Illinois State on the “Academics” tab.