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To be eligible for the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and hold a valid teaching license.
To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission:
- A completed application
- Application fee ($40.00)
- One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended
- A copy of valid professional educator license
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers
- Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (750 words)
28 Quarter Hours, Grade of C or Better Required
Must complete the coursework and field experience hours below:
|BBE 510||SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE||4|
|BBE 570||LANGUAGE, LITERACIES AND CULTURES||4|
|BBE 407||EQUITY ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS||4|
|BBE 425||BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL||4|
|BBE 560||SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|BBE 524||METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE||4|
|BBE 526||THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE||4|
|BBE 97||100 FIELD EXPERIENCE HOURS IN ESL / BE DOCUMENTED (non-credit)||0|
Individuals must submit an application directly to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) upon successful completion of the required coursework. All individuals must meet ISBE requirements at the time of application. Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE.