State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
As an institution that participates in federal financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, St Augustine College complies with state authorization and distance education regulations. The regulations require institutions of higher education to obtain approval from states in which they provide post-secondary education programs. Institutions may demonstrate such authorization by participating in a “state authorization reciprocity agreement.”
Illinois became a National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) member on July 31, 2015. St. Augustine College became an institutional participant in NC-SARA in March, 2022. Accordingly, St. Augustine College is authorized to enroll students residing in other NC-SARA states in distance education programs offered by the University and to place students in supervised field experiences located in other NC-SARA states. Most states now participate in NC-SARA. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the NC-SARA website.
The programs below are designed for professional licensure/certification. Education is one of many requirements for licensure/certification. Additional requirements may include (but are not limited to): post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. It is each student’s responsibility to regularly check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensure/certification requirements. Licensure/certification requirements can vary by state/territory, as each state/territory sets its own standards.
Licensure/certification requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state/territory. St. Augustine College will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the state/territory board or agency to confirm your eligibility for licensure/certification. For any questions regarding licensure/certification, please contact the state/territory board or agency directly. Students should contact their home state’s licensing board to obtain the applicable requirements, rules, and regulations of their home state, and are responsible for determining whether an online distance education program will meet their home state’s requirements for certification, licensure prior to enrollment.
The two academic programs that may be taken remotely that include or lead to professional licensure at St. Augustine College are:
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual and ESL Endorsements
- Bachelor of Social Work (leading to licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW))
BS Early Childhood- BIL and ESL Endorsements
Illinois participates in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement for out-of-state teacher candidates. States that have FULL RECIPROCITY with Illinois are labeled M (Meets professional licensure requirements). States that do not have FULL reciprocity with Illinois are labeled DNM (does not meet professional licensure requirements). However, it is still possible to become licensed in DNM states by meeting additional requirements. Any student interested in transferring licensure/endorsements to another state should visit the Interstate Agreement Website to learn the details about that state’s reciprocity requirements.
Bachelor of Social Work
Students who are licensed social workers in Illinois may be licensed in other states via reciprocity agreement or licensure by endorsement. States that accept Illinois reciprocity agreements or licensing by endorsement are labeled M (Meets professional licensure requirements). States that do NOT have reciprocity or endorsement licensure agreements are labeled DNM (Does not meet professional licensing requirements). However, it may still be possible to get licensure by completing additional requirements. Any student interested in earning licensure in another state should visit https://www.aswb.org/licenses/how-to-get-a-license/getting-licensed-in-another-state-or-province/ to learn details about inter-state reciprocity requirements.
*DNM = Does Not Meet
*M = Meets
*N/A = St. Augustine College cannot determine if the program meets licensure/certification requirements for this state
|State||BS Early Childhood Education-
Bilingual & ESL Endorsements
|Bachelor of Social Work|
|District of Columbia||M||DK|
If a student lives outside of Illinois and has a complaint regarding the education that they are receiving at St. Augustine College, complaint procedures have been established to assist them. We encourage students to seek resolution to any concerns by following the St. Augustine College Student Complaint Policy. If a complaint cannot be resolved at the College level, the student may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education or the Higher Learning Commission. If the student resides in another state, they may contact the SARA Portal Agency of that state for further information.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Juan Ojeda
Dean of Students