Graduate Endorsements


DePaul University’s College of Education offers many programs at the graduate level which fulfill the requirements for specific endorsements that the individual may add to his or her Professional Educator Licensure (PEL).

Some programs may require students to already hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) in order to be admitted to the endorsement program, while other programs may allow students who are enrolled in one of DePaul’s approved teacher preparation bachelor’s degree program and working towards their Professional Educator License (PEL) to complete the required endorsement coursework simultaneously.

Please note that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the State licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Individuals are bound by the requirements in place when applying for the license or endorsement, not the requirements in place when beginning the program.