Please note: ISBE changed their requirements for a Middle Grade endorsement. So Starting spring 2018 quarter, educators may sign up for SESAME courses if you have one of the following PELs:
  1. 5-8 or 6-8 Middle Level
  2. K-12 Special Teaching
  3. PK-12 Teaching Endorsement
  4. PK-21 Special Education
However, if you submitted your endorsement application to ISBE prior to February 2018, then you may still take our courses to fulfill your deficiency, regardless of what PEL you have.

Directions for Applying

  1. Complete all sections of the SESAME registration form if you are a new student. If you are a returning student, then you do not have to include your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and Place of Birth.

  2. Indicate your class choice.

  3. Email your registration to, fax it to the University of Chicago Mathematics Department Office (773) 702-9787, Attn: SESAME or send it via U.S. Mail to
  4. SESAME Program
    University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics
    Eckhart Hall 214
    5734 S. University Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

Participation fees for the spring quarter are due Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Payment arrangements can be made. If you have any questions regarding he SESAME registration, please contact Associate Director Jennifer Zimmerman at or (773) 702-7389.

Seminars for Endorsement of Science and Mathematics Educators
5734 S. University Avenue · Chicago, IL 60637 · Phone: (773) 702-7389 · Fax: (773) 702-9787