College of Education > Student Resources > Professional Educator License and Endorsements > FAQ
I've heard the terms "content area test" and "subject matter knowledge". What is the difference?
Do I need a substitute license to sub right after student teaching?
No. You can substitute teach with your regular teaching license.
Possibly. If you want to substitute teach during the few weeks after student teachign ends and before you get your regular teachign license, you will need to obtain a substitute license.
I want to be a school counselor. Do I have to get a teaching license?
Does my Professional Educators License (PEL) expire?
Yes, your license does expire. Please visit the ISBE website for more information.
If I am licensed in Illinois, can I teach in other states?
There is not a national license. Please visit the Cross State Certification Guide for more information.
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