Illinois requires a copy of your actual Michigan certificate. They will not accept the 90-day letter as proof of certification.
Follow the Checklist for out-of-state applicants.
Complete these forms:
73-03C and 73-63 (send in both applications)
73-05 and 73-06 (send to Calvin's Education Department)
Send forms 73-03C and 73-63 to to the Regional Superintendent of Schools in the county in which you plan to teach or reside:
Directory of Regional Offices of Education
After you apply, you will receive a letter listing any additional tests that will be required through the Illinois Certification Testing System . You will need to pass the tests by the deadline included in the letter. The Illinois Basic Skills Test should be waived based on your Michigan certificate, but the content area tests are not waived. You should not need to submit official MTTC score reports.
EDUC 312 Teaching Exceptional Students is highly recommended for anyone interested in teaching in Illinois.
Illinois may require additional courses before your majors/minors may be taught at the middle school level ("Developmental Characteristics of Young Adolescents" and "Teaching in Middle School").
For the bilingual Spanish endorsement, up to three additional courses may be required.
For special education certification, Illinois requires 32 semester hours of special education coursework (not including student teaching, psychology, and biology courses).
Disclaimer: States may change their teacher certification rules at any time. Therefore, contact the staff at the website below to obtain the most up-to-date information.
Contact the Teacher Certification Office at (616) 526-6208 or firstname.lastname@example.org