Non-Licensed Candidates

Non-Licensed Candidates

Our comprehensive admissions process is designed to help us determine if candidates possess the necessary traits for a successful residency year and career in urban education.

The process also determines whether candidates meet the requirements set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education and our university partner.


Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts from Each University Attended
  • Transcript Analysis Form (See Forms Below)
  • Two Personal Statements

Available Content Areas

  • Elementary School (K-5)
  • Middle School Language Arts (6-8)
  • Middle School Math (6-8)
  • Middle School Science (6-8)
  • Special Education (K-12)

Minimum Requirements to Apply

Bachelor’s degree by June 2016

Minimum GPA of 2.75/4.0 in the last 60 hours of university coursework

U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident

Course credits that meet the Illinois content requirements for the grade level/content area you would like to become licensed to teach

Application Resources

Transcript Analysis Form

Use the transcript analysis forms to determine if your college course credits meet the State of Illinois requirements for the content area or grade level in which you would like to be licensed. Need help? Reference our Transcript Analysis Form Guide

If you are missing coursework, reference the Missing Coursework Guide for information on obtaining the college-level course credits required for an Illinois Educator License.

Testing Guide

Use the testing guide to determine the required tests for the content area or grade level in which you would like to be licensed. If you have already passed the TAP and/or your Content Area tests, submit your scores as part of the online application.


Video Creation Guidelines

The application video is an opportunity to show the AUSL team your passion and enthusiasm for urban education beyond your written essay. We strongly recommend that you create a video to let us “meet” you during the application process.