The Bilingual and ESL Endorsements provide teachers with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support multilingual students in their classroom. Educators will have the opportunity to 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 use of new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a Second Language. The endorsement programs are designed for Illinois educators looking to add an endorsement to their professional educator license.

Who should apply

Educators in PK-16 who want to:

  • Understand the linguistic & cultural basis of teaching bilingual students
  • Learn to effectively teach bilingual students using the latest educational technologies
  • Develop curriculum and instructional practices that are responsive to all students in the classroom

Programs Offered

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