The course requirements for the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement are included in the Early Childhood Education major and are not required in addition to the requirements of the major. Additional Endorsements are available.
The following courses form the 18 hours required by the state of Illinois for an ESL endorsement and meet the requirements of the state of Illinois statute requiring all ECE candidates graduating July 1, 2014 or later to have the ESL endorsement. These courses are included in the ECE major and are not required in addition to the requirements of the major.
|EDUC-2050||Teaching in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC-2300||Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL Students||3|
|EDUC-2700||Linguistics and Language Development for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDEC-4300||Management and Assessment in Classrooms with Bilingual Learners||4|
|EDEC-4804||Content and Methods of Teaching ESL||2|
|100 hours of field experience in ESL classrooms required|
Students must fill out a Program Change form to officially add the ESL endorsement to their program.