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How can I obtain an ELS endorsed as a paraprofessional educator?

A paraprofessional educator endorsement on an educator license with stipulations may be issued to an individual who is at least 20 years of age, holds a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and has met one of the following requirements:

     1.  Holds an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

     2.  Has completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher  education (excluding remedial coursework and coursework must be a grade C or higher)

     3.  Presents an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or     higher on the ParaPro test:  or

      4.  Presents evidence of earning the following scores on the Work Keys test ( offered by ACT):  Reading 

           for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), and Applied Mathematics (4).

To apply for an educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator, individuals may submit an application in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS).  A $100 fee will be assessed electronically when the application is submitted.  After submitting their application, individuals should have a copy of their high school diploma and official transcripts showing completion of the required college coursework sent to ISBE or to ROE, 105 North E St., Suite 1, Monmouth, IL 61462.

An educator license with stipulations endorsed as a paraprofessional educator is not valid until it is registered.  Once registered, the license is valid until June 30 immediately following five years of the endorsement being issued and may be renewed.




Paraprofessional Test                $65.00

Study Guide Deposit                  $35.00

Application Approval                 $100.00

Registration Approval                $50.00

Note:  The $35.00 deposit for the study guide will be credited back upon the return of the study guide in good condition (unmarked).

Monmouth Office
105 North E St.
Monmouth IL 61462

(309) 734-6822

Galesburg Office
121 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg IL 61401

(309) 345-3828