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

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement course requirements (18 credit hours) and Bilingual Education Endorsement course requirements (18 credit hours) are:

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

The Illinois State Board of Education issues an endorsement for ESL and/or bilingual education upon successful completion of this program. No additional testing is required for ESL endorsement; however, passage of a language proficiency examination in the target language is required for the bilingual education endorsement. The language proficiency test must be passed prior to graduation for bilingual education to be specified in the Dual Endorsement Master's degree. No petition may be filed post-graduation for bilingual education to appear on the transcript notation of the degree.

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.