Professional Development Certificate
A professional development option for Initial certificate holders to move to Standard certification is to receive a post-baccalaureate, education-related professional development certificate issued by an Illinois institution of higher education.
Evidence of Completion
The "professional development" certificate represents verification by a regionally accredited institution of higher education that an individual has completed an organized program of student consisting of no fewer than 12 semester hours of graduate credit that may or may not be linked to pursuit of a specific graduate degree but is designed to lead to the individual's acquisition of a specific set of skills or knowledge. The required evidence for this "certificate" is a notation on the individual's official transcript indicating that the "certificate" has been awarded.