In spring 2011, legislation was passed that changed the principal certification from a K-12 certificate to a P-12 certificate, making Illinois the first in the nation to certify principals across the span of P-12. As a result of this legislation, all principal preparation programs in Illinois will be required to incorporate new content and field experiences that integrate early childhood education and other new content areas such as special education and English Language Learners. By 2014, all preparation programs must have been approved by the Illinois Teacher Certification Board under the new program criteria or face being shut down. For more information about the program redesign efforts in Illinois, please visit the Illinois School Leader.
LINC Project staff will provide technical assistance to principal preparation stakeholders in Illinois in 3 ways:
August 9th, 2011 LINC University Consortium Meeting
October 24th, 2011 LINC University Consortium Meeting
February 2nd, 2012 LINC University Consortium Meeting
May 3rd, 2012
September 14th, 2012
November 9th, 2012