Career Advancement

Content-Area Endorsement

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides teaching endorsements in several key areas related to technology education. Specific endorsement requirements are available on the ISBE Licensure webpage and on the ISBE Endorsement Guide.

Available endorsements as of July 2017:

  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial Technology Education
  • Business, Marketing, and Computer Education
  • Business, Marketing, and Computer Education – Business Computer Programming
  • Technology Education
  • Technology Specialist


Certifications offer ways of demonstrating mastery over a specific topic. Although not as common in education as in technical fields, educator certifications are an increasingly popular way of communicating skills and expertise.