ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO HOLD A BILINGUAL (TYPE 29) CERTIFICATE/MASTER OF ARTS
This is an elementary certification program for teachers who hold a bilingual certificate (Type 29). People who are eligible include individuals working as bilingual teachers who hold a degree from outside of the U.S. or adults who have a bachelorís degree in a non-education field. The certification can be completed in two years. Courses will be offered year-round in the evening in an accelerated format. Additionally, participants can take one additional class to earn their Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education.
All coursework is offered during evenings or summer terms; the student teaching requirement for practicing Bilingual educators is met through their regular teaching assignment with supervision and class sessions with College of Education personnel.
See complete admission requirements in College of Education introduction.
Initial interview with Department Chair/ Program Director.
Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Minimum 2.75 grade point average for Bachelorís level coursework
Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills test.
Type 29 Bilingual certificate ē Current employment as a Bilingual teacher