Administrator Academies and New Rules
Hello my Former Type 75'ers, General Administrators, and/or Principal licensees. Welcome to the place that is dedicated to you and selfishly to help me as well! The rules have shifted for us so I wanted to be there to guide you through the process.
(2) Beginning with his or her first full 5-year
cycle, any licensee with an administrative endorsement who is not working in a position requiring such endorsement is not required to complete Illinois Administrators' Academy courses, as described in Article 2 of this Code. Such licensees must complete one Illinois Administrators' Academy course within one year after returning to a position that requires the administrative endorsement.
If you are a working Administrator you are still required to complete an Administrator Academy EVERY year that you are classified as Admin. But after that you are only required 100 hours of PD. I have been working with people, some that think they are classified this way but many are not listed as so. If you are a Department Chair, Program Chair, anybody who is technically non - evaluative for Classified Personnel (Paraprofessional are not in this category, though they are required to have their license, and I am aware that some might evaluate and maintain them).
IF YOU HAVE OR ARE IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING THE PERA (PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REFORM ACT), TEACHSCAPE, OR GROWTH THROUGH LEARNING, THIS WILL COUNT FOR YOUR ADMINISTRATOR ACADEMY. It is 40 PD HOURS.