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The program of studies for M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction candidates requires minimally 36 semester hours of course work consisting of departmental/college basic education courses, an area of emphasis (ESL, Reading, Middle Level, or Curriculum Development, which enables an individualized, discipline-specific focus), and a research component (i.e., action research or thesis).
Persons seeking an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement through the State of Illinois must hold a valid professional Illinois teaching license. A total of 18 semester hours of course work distributed among the following course areas is required:
ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience with ESL students must be documented.
ESL Teacher Endorsement (Courses at EIU)
Reading teachers are responsible for teaching reading to students and providing technical assistance or professional development. The endorsement can be obtained on an early childhood, elementary, secondary or special certificate. The general requirements include passing the reading teacher content area test and completing a minimum of 24 semester hours in reading, including a practicum, in the following six areas:
NOTE: Reading teacher endorsements may be granted only within the grade range of the certificate held.
Post-baccalaureate students seeking a teaching certificate through any of EIU's state approved certification programs must meet the full intent of the respective programs. All previous course work, either graduate or undergraduate, will be evaluated in terms of current requirements. This will include general education, a major, and the professional education requirements. To initiate the transcript evaluation process, contact Christy Hooser in the College of Education.
Christy Hooser, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Education
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920