Teacher Licensure

McKendree's Center at Scott AFB offers a Teacher Licensure Program that leads to licensure to teach at the secondary level. Students must have already completed a Bachelor's degree in any area. Classes meet in the evenings, either adjacent to Base at the Scott Elementary School, or on the main campus in Lebanon. Classes are either eight weeks or 16 weeks in duration. The program includes course work in Education, three semesters of classroom experience and a semester of student teaching. In addition, students must pass four tests required by the State of Illinois which consist of:

  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ACT with Writing composite score of 22 and minimum 19 in combined English/Writing

  • Content Area Test

  • Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)

  • Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT)

If a student has any undergraduate deficiencies in the area in which they wish to teach, these must be completed before student teaching. This will be determined by a transcript evaluation.

The requirements (37 credit hours) can be completed in 4 semesters. (The 37 credit hours does not include any credit hours for deficiencies). If you are currently employed in an educational capacity with a school district, inquire about the Educator's Scholarship.

To find out more about this program and to determine if you qualify to participate, please contact McKendree's Center at Scott AFB at 618-744-9321.