Frequently Asked Questions

The Council on Teacher Education is working to provide a comprehensive FAQ page! As commonly asked questions from students become apparent, this section will be updated to reflect most frequently asked questions.

Careers in Education

Where can I find a job?  

On occasion, educational organizations, school administrators, and school districts reach out to Council on Teacher to share job openings. Below you will find education-focused career information to begin your professional education career! We encourage all school personnel to get in contact with UIC Office of Career Services.

Request to enroll

How do I request to enroll in ED 425/ED 432?

Students are required to file a Request to Enroll Form to apply to take course ED 425 (undergraduate) or ED 432 (graduate). There are degree specific requirements that must be completed prior to submitting your request to enroll. Contact your program representative for more information.

After meeting the requirements, students should complete the appropriate Request to Enroll form,  ED 425 or ED 432 . Then, email a PDF copy to CTE. The Request to Enroll forms have specific deadlines. The forms are due March 15 for Fall course enrollment and October 15 for spring course enrollment.

Petitions

How do I submit a Petition?

Occasionally, students are unable to meet specific requirements or deadlines. A student’s program representative may suggestion/require a Petition in order to apply to extend the deadline.

Students should consult with their program representative and complete the Petition by a predetermined deadline that is specific to their situation. Then, students submit the completed Petition to CTE. Petitions can be found below. Students should only complete the specific Petition for their situation.

General Petition

Petition to Apply to Student Teach

Petition to enroll in ED 425 or ED 432

Action Plans

How do I submit an Action Plan?

Occasionally, students need additional guidance to complete program and teacher education requirements. A student’s program representative may suggestion/require an Action Plan.

Students should consult with their program representative and complete the Action Plan by a predetermined deadline that is specific to their situation. Then, students submit the completed Action Plan to CTE. Action Plans can be found below. Students should only complete the specific Action Plan for their situation.

General Action Plan

Action Plan for Initial Licensure Exam

Action Plan Follow-Up

UIC Teacher Standards

What are the UIC Standards for Teacher Education?

The Council on Teacher Education (CTE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) requires that each candidate demonstrate the physical, cognitive, behavioral and social capacity to engage in all aspects of the professional education program, including course and fieldwork, and to develop the communication skills and dispositions required of educational professionals. To learn more about UIC Standards for Teacher Candidates click here.