After earning your bachelor's degree, you can take post-baccalaureate courses in order to earn the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher endorsement in Illinois; this includes a graduate-level practicum. The following course areas are addressed:
- Linguistics - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL
- Assessment of the Bilingual Student
- Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
- Cross-cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students
ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months of teaching experience with ESL students must be documented.