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Graduate Programs

ESL and Bilingual EDUCATION 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 Education 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

  • EDGIP 450: Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language to Adults
  • EDGIP 482: Methods and Materials for Teaching English in a Bilingual Program
 

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.