Students interested in becoming licensed to teach physical education at the elementary, middle or high school level must complete all the Rockford University requirements, physical education core requirements, a minor in secondary education, and additional general education requirements toward a Professional Educator’s License (PEL).

In addition, to receive a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) in Illinois, students must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), Content test, and the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as required by the state of Illinois. Additional information including testing dates, registration information, and study guides are available at the IL Licensure Testing Systems website at www.icts.nesinc.com.

Department Information

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Tammy Schiek, M.A.