Illinois Professional Teaching Standards
The Illinois State Board of Education has identified and adopted Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IPTS) for a variety of different classified educators that touch children's lives each day in our schools.
Professional teaching standards provide educators with a common language and a shared vision around their professional practice. Further, the IPTS help educators to:
- identify areas of professional growth
- guide the design and implementation of professional development experiences
- link teacher preparation programs with on-going development as one secures a teaching position
- have a firm handle on what is expected as a professional in Illinois for formative and summative assessment purposes
Click here to see the complete set of standards with knowledge and performance indicators.