In our last blog, we talked about teaching certificates and endorsements. Remember – the teaching certificate indicates the age range of the students you are able to teach and the endorsement indicates the subject you are able to teach to those students.
Well, what about the other certificates? In addition to Teaching Certificates, ISBE issues two other types of certificates: the School Service Personnel (Type 73) and the Administrative (Type 75) Certificates.
These certificates have their own set of endorsements, and instead of indicating the subject the educator can teach, it indicates the role of the educator. For example, Counseling students who complete the School Counseling concentration are completing an approved program for the Type 73 certificate with the School Counselor endorsement. Educators who receive this certificate and endorsement are able to work in a school as a School Counselor for grades K-12.
The Type 75 certificate is for school administrators, and depending on which endorsement you have on the certificate depends on the job you hold. For example, if you have a Type 75 certificate with the General Administrative endorsement, you can work as a school principal for grades K-12. If you have a Type 75 certificate with the Superintendent endorsement, you can work as the district’s superintendent.
For more information about certificates and endorsements, visit here.