The Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsements provide educators with a better understanding of key teaching strategies that can help support multilingual students in their classrooms. Students in the courses will learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies for all students, regardless of language. Students will learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies, including the effective use of new digital media to teach students for whom English is a Second Language. The Bilingual and ESL Endorsement course sequences are designed for Illinois educators who wish to add an endorsement to their Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).

Who should apply

Educators in PK-16 who want to develop:

  • Deeper understanding of the linguistic and cultural basis of teaching bilingual students
  • Effective teaching strategies for education bilingual students that employ the latest educational technologies
  • Responsive curricular and instructional practices that address diverse student needs in the classroom and beyond

Programs Offered