English as a Second Language
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)/ENDORSEMENT WITH M.ED. OPTION
Total Credit Hours: 18
Certified Illinois teachers holding an 03 Elementary, 04 Early Childhood or 09 Secondary certificate who wish to add the English as a Second Language Endorsement to their certificates must complete the following coursework. The ESL Endorsement is valid only at the grade levels of the teacherís regular certificate.
Successful completion of the College of Education graduate writing assessment is required during the first quarter of enrollment. Two years of teaching experience is not required for enrollment or ESL Endorsement.
I. Required Courses (15)51-510 Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)51-542 Cross-cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners (3) 51-512 Linguistics for the Teachers of English Language Learners (3)51-514 Assessment of English Language Learners (3)51-526 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language (3)
II. Elective Options (3)
Please choose one of the following:51-511 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum (3) 51-527 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education (3)51-557 Curriculum and Instruction (3)52-509 Child and Adolescent Literature (3)52-527 Teaching Reading to the Diverse Learner (3)
Total credit hours required for the M.Ed. option: 30
III. Additional courses required for M.Ed. (12) 51-522 Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership (3)51-557 Curriculum and Instruction (3)51-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)One additional elective (3) with approval of advisor.