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English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education Endorsements


English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement (18 credit hours)

The English as a Secondary Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education endorsement programs prepare teacher education candidates and licensed teachers to design and deliver effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students. The six-course sequence focuses on teaching English language arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening) across content areas to children who are second-language learners and on effective teaching in bilingual programs.

ESL Endorsement only candidates must take:

  • EDGTE 479: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education (3) (Fall I) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 480: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (3) (Spring I) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 481: Cross-Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program (3) (Fall II) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 483: Linguistics for Educators (3) (Summer I)
  • EDGTE 484: Assessment of Bilingual Students (3) (Summer II)
  • EDGTE 485: Methods of Teaching in a Bilingual Program (3) (Spring II) Field Hours: 25*
  • EDGTE 450: Methods of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language to Adults and Children (3) (Spring II) Field Hours: 25

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.

Bilingual Education Endorsement (18 credit hours)

Those candidates who wish to be endorsed in Bilingual Education must take:

  • EDGTE 479: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education (3) (Fall I) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 480: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (3) (Spring I) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 481: Cross-Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program (3) (Fall II) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 485: Methods of Teaching n a Bilingual Program (3) (Spring II) Field Hours: 25
  • EDGTE 483: Linguistics for Educators (3) (Summer I)
  • EDGTE 484: Assessment of Bilingual Students (3) (Summer II)

*To qualify for the Bilingual Education endorsement, candidates must pass the Illinois Language Proficiency Test in one of the target languages offered.

Requirements in this program are subject to change within the time span of one's University career due to changing requirements at national, state and local levels.