Early Childhood Bilingual and ESL Combined Endorsements - Undergraduate Program

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To be eligible for the Early Childhood Education Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsements, students must be enrolled in DePaul's Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree program and working towards their Professional Educator License (PEL) that includes an early childhood endorsement.

Course Requirements

36 Quarter Hours, Grade of C or Better Required in All Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
BBE 305THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS IN BILINGUAL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT4
BBE 306FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
BBE 325BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL4
BBE 366FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION4
ECE 313CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
ECE 314METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION4
ECE 325SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT4
ECE 377ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG BILINGUAL/ESL STUDENTS4
ECE 383INTERNSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD ESL/BILINGUAL EDUCATION SETTINGS4

Licensure Test

Individuals seeking a bilingual endorsement must complete the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Target Language Proficiency (TLP) test in the non-English language.

Endorsement Application

All individuals must notify their advisor upon completion of the required coursework and licensure tests for DePaul to submit entitlement notification to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Application for the endorsement may require an additional application fee if the individual already holds a Professional Educator License (PEL). All individuals must meet ISBE requirements at the time of application. Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE.