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Special Approval

Special Approvals must be completed for all TEP Core courses, methods courses, and student teaching courses. Once completed, signed, and submitted, Special Approvals are processed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. If your Special Approval is approved, you will be sent an email from TEP to your UIS email account letting you know you may register. If you do not register for the course by 8 AM Central Time on the following Monday, your Special Approval will be cancelled, and your seat in the course will be withdrawn. In order to receive another Special Approval, you must complete the Special Approval process again.

NOTE: The links below will direct you to UIUC – that is correct. Please login with your entire UIS email address including

TEP Core Courses – TEP 224, 305, 307, 322, 401 – the prerequisite to these courses is admission to the Teacher Education Program

You must print the Elementary and Secondary Special Approval Forms: please refer to the directions on the TEP Students Blackboard if necessary.

TEP Elementary Courses

423, 424 – the prerequisites to these courses are TEP 201, 222, 227, 305 & 322

425 – the prerequisite to this course is TEP 423

426 – the prerequisite to this course is TEP 424

TEP Secondary Courses

314, 419 – the prerequisites to these courses are TEP 201, 223, 224, 227, and 305


Please call 217.206.6682 if you have any questions.