Elementary Education Subsequent Teaching Endorsement: Grades 1-6 (19 Credit Hours)

Once you hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations endorsed in a teaching field, you can add additional content area endorsements.  These endorsements can be added at any grade level even if the underlying teaching endorsement on the PEL is a different age range.  The PEL serves as a foundation to which any teaching endorsement can be added after applicable coursework and testing are completed.

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) grants professional educator licenses (PELs) and endorsements.  All endorsement candidates who successfully complete the ISBE requirements for subsequent endorsement on an Illinois PEL will be recommended for endorsement.  Note: ISBE requirements are subject to change.  Please contact you advisor for the most up to date endorsement information.

Lewis University offers the following teaching endorsement in Elementary Education:


Required Courses

ELED-41000Classroom Assessment and Intervention


ELED-34000Methods and Content of Teaching Science, Health and Movement


ELED-35200Methods and Content of Teaching Mathematics


ELED-35400Methods and Content of Teaching Social Studies


ELED-35300Early Reading and Writing Methodologies



ELED-47100Content Area Literacy and Reading Strategies


ECED-31500Child Growth and Development


ELED-37300Endorsement Field


Pass the Elementary Education content test (197-200/305)