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. The certificate can be share coursework with the MSEd in Curriculum and Instruction.
Degree: Graduate Certificate
Completion time: 18 Credit Hours