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2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Licensure or Certification

If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Illinois, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program. Specific contact information by state can be found in the US State Department of Education website linked here.

The US Department of Education requires Governors State University to notify both prospective and enrolled students in degree programs that lead to state licensure or certification required for entry into a profession in the state in which students are located. Visit the Licensure of Teachers and Other School Professionals  for specific details on the school related programs.

Certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state. We are required to notify you if the program you are interested in or enrolled in will meet educational requirements to apply for certification or licensure in your home state. The official categories are:

  • Meets
  • Does Not Meet
  • Have Not Made a Determination if it Does or Does Not Meet

Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status does not indicate that you will be unable to obtain certification or licensure in your home state. Please check with your advisor, department chair, or certification officer for further details.

Common causes for a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination include the following: 

  • Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.
  • Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Illinois.
  • Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws.