Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 33.50 - Coursework Requirements

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

a) The coursework required by the preparation program of its candidates must cover each of the following areas:
1) State and federal laws, regulations and case law affecting Illinois public schools;
2) State and federal laws, regulations and case law regarding programs for students with disabilities and English language learners;
3) use of technology for effective teaching and learning and administrative needs;
4) use of a process that determines how a child responds to scientific, research-based interventions that are designed to screen students who may be at risk of academic failure, monitor the effectiveness of instruction proposed for students identified as at risk, and modify instruction as needed to meet the needs of each student;
5) identification of bullying; understanding the different types of bullying behavior and its harm to individual students and the school; and the importance of teaching, promoting and rewarding a peaceful and productive school climate; and
6) the process to be used to evaluate licensed staff in accordance with the provisions of Section 24A-3 of the School Code.
b) The superintendent preparation program shall determine the courses for which completion of field experiences will be required and the time allotted to field experiences across all courses in the curriculum.
c) A superintendent preparation program may allow candidates to "proficiency out" of certain coursework, provided that the candidate presents acceptable evidence of having mastered the competencies gained from the coursework and the program has adopted a policy regarding proficiency procedures.
1) The policy adopted under this subsection (c) shall require that candidates provide evidence of specific experiences that exemplify competency rather than providing only the results from written examinations or evidence of participation in an activity.
2) The policy adopted under this subsection (c) shall list those courses that are mandatory for program completion, regardless of a candidate's previously acquired competencies.
d) In addition to meeting the requirements in subsections (a) and (b), programs providing 50 percent or more of coursework via distance learning or video-conferencing technology shall be approved only if they meet the following conditions.
1) Candidates must be observed by a full-time tenure track faculty member who provides instruction in the superintendent preparation program. The observations, which must take place in person, shall be for a minimum of two full days each semester, and for a minimum of 20 days throughout the length of the program. The observations must include time spent interacting and working with the candidate in a variety of settings (e.g., attending meetings with the candidate, observing the candidate during the internship portion of the program, working with school board members or other school administrators, participating in budget-setting sessions).
2) Each candidate shall be required to spend a minimum of one day per semester, exclusive of internship periods, at the program's Illinois facility in order to meet with the program's full-time faculty, to present and reflect on projects and research for coursework recently completed, and to discuss the candidate's progress in the program.

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Ill. Admin. Code tit. 23, § 33.50
Adopted at 38 Ill. Reg. 18948, effective 9/8/2014.

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