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Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker Endorsement Application

Post-MSW (PEL) School Social Worker Endorsement Program applicants must submit this application form plus the supplemental application materials listed below. The application and all supplemental materials, including transcripts, must be submitted to the Jane Addams College of Social Work Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (MC 309), 1040 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607.

Please note the following corrections to the application cover page and to content found under items #2 and #7 of the application form. These corrections reflect the most current information regarding the Post-MSW program:

  • Change of title and any reference to Type 73 certificate: The title is now Post-MSW Professional Educator License, School Social Worker Endorsement Program. The program no longer leads to certification, but to licensure with endorsement.
  • Online format for courses: SPED410, Survey of Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities offered by the UIC College of Education is no longer offered face-to-face but delivered online only.
  • The State of Illinois requires individuals to pass all subtests of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). There is no longer a five (5) attempts limit to pass the test; retakes are unlimited.



1. Minimum Requirements (Must Submit)
2. ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ACT Plus Writing (Must Submit)
3. Reference Forms with Instructions (Must Submit)
4. Resume Instructions (Must Submit)
5. Transcripts (Must Submit)
6. Personal Statement (Must Submit)

Applicants may type directly into the form. Click Highlight Fields to highlight the fields into which you can type, and press Tab or click with your mouse pointer to move from one fillable field to another. Choose File, Save as, and select a location on your file system if you want to save your entries. When you are done, print out the application and mail it to the College along with the materials listed above.