Bilingual and ESL Endorsements

The Bilingual and English as a Second Language Endorsements can be completed in three formats:

  • non-degree, either online or on campus, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • in conjunction with a Master degree on campus (generally in Curriculum and Instruction)
  • in conjunction with the Learning Design and Leadership online Master degree

Courses should be taken in the order below.

Required Course Sequence

Courses Hours
  • CI 433 Foundations of Bilingual Education
4
  • CI 446 Culture in the Classroom
4
  • CI 477 Bilingual ESL Methods and Materials
4
  • CI 507 LCT Linguistics for Classroom Teachers
4
  • CI 517 Bilingual and ESL Assessment
4
Total20

Program Notes: 

In addition to the coursework above, students must complete:

Clinical Experience Requirement:  In addition to the coursework, the State requires 100 clock hours or 3 months of teaching experience in a bilingual or ESL classroom.  For additional State requirements please see the Council on Teacher Education's website.  

Exam Requirement: For the Bilingual Endorsement, successful completion of a Language Proficiency Test for an Education License with Stipulations Endorsed as Transitional Bilingual in the non-English language to be taught is required.  

For students already holding a Professional Educator License (PEL): Upon completion of the program, contact Brenda Clevenger Evans from the Council on Teacher Education to have the endorsement added to the PEL. 

Please note that State rules mandate that no course with a grade lower than C can be used towards licensure, endorsement, or approvals.  This means courses with a C- or lower and CR/NC courses cannot be used.

Upcoming Courses for your Program

Course Availability Subject to Change. Note: All online courses require your online attendance at the specified date/time

Section CRN Dates Time Day Instructor
2017 Spring: CI 477 - Biling ESL Methods & Material
ONL615511/17/2017-5/3/201704:00 PM - 07:00 PMTThorstensson Davila, L
2017 Spring: CI 517 - Bilingual and ESL Assessment
ONL639631/17/2017-5/3/201704:00 PM - 07:00 PMWBauer, E
2017 Spring: EPS 411 - School and Society
ONL656361/17/2017-3/10/201704:00 PM - 07:00 PMTBurbules, N

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