ESL and Bilingual ENDORSEMENTS
The program is designed for graduate students who are interested in coursework leading to an ESL and/or Bilingual Education Endorsement. Graduate students who complete the program in English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or bilingual education may choose to continue toward a master of arts degree through completing the individualized track program. Completing the M.A. in TESOL program does not lead to state licensure.
Coursework required for the ESL and Bilingual Endorsement program include six courses or 18 credit hours of study following ISBE requirements:
|ESL Endorsement||Bilingual Education Endorsement|
EDGIP 479: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education
|EDGIP 479: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education|
|EDGIP 481: Cross Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program||EDGIP 481: Cross Cultural Studies in a Bilingual Program|
|EDGIP 480: Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL||EDGIP 480: Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL|
|EDGIP 482: Methods and Materials for Teaching English in a Bilingual Program||EDGIP 482: Methods and Materials for Teaching English in a Bilingual Program|
|EDGIP 483: Linguistics for Educators||EDGIP 483: Linguistics for Educators|
|EDGIP 484: Assessment of Bilingual Students||EDGIP 484: Assessment of Bilingual Students|
Elective: Students seeking the ESL endorsement only may take either
Completion of these six courses leads to a letter of endorsement. Passing a state proficiency exam in a second language leads to a bilingual endorsement.