Professional Development Advisory Council

Workforce Development and Pathways Committee


  • Goal 1: Strengthen alignment of state’s professional development system tied to cohesive career pathways that fully support entry and progression across varied sectors of the field.
  • Goal 2: Explore cohort and other successful models impact on pathways to attainment of the Gateways to Opportunity Credentials and/or degree attainment and/or Professional Educator License.
  • Goal 3:  Increase access to Gateways programs and services by reviewing data to understand and identify barriers and opportunities of various communities (e.g. rural communities, low-income, race, ethnicity, etc., and workforce access to enrolling in school to Gateways Credentials).
  • Goal 4:  Broaden the workforce pipeline through a range of strategies.
  • Goal 5: Create a range of feedback loops and mechanisms for the workforce to provide input into and to inform programs/processes.

Meeting Dates

WDP Agendas
WDP Minutes




Excelerate Program

ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.

It also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes for children.