Illinois Pre K-12 Teachers
BILINGUAL & BI-CULTURAL provides all educators with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to help support multilingual students in their classrooms. Students learn research-based curricular and instructional strategies, including using new digital media to effectively teach students for whom English is a second language. This focus aligns with the course sequence for the Bilingual and ESL Endorsements, designed for Illinois educators who wish to add an endorsement to their Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL).
BILINGUAL & ESL EDUCATION provides you with a better understanding of key teaching strategies to support
multilingual students in the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning
environments by integrating new media technologies for all students, regardless of language. You'll 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.
DIVERSITY & EQUITY IN EDUCATION is a social-justice oriented program that provides transformative approaches to issues related to diversity and equity in P-16 learning environments. Courses help teachers, administrators, school staff, and other educators to understand how diversity and equity relate to learning theories, leadership, and pedagogy. Our approach to diversity and equity covers the intersections of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and poverty.
DESIGN & LEADERSHIP provides you with the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning
environments by integrating new media technologies. LDL encourages students to be active designers of their own
knowledge, in contrast to old teaching, in which knowledge was handed down to them. Students use new digital media
to enhance the ways in which they can learn and understand, thus improving the learning process. It also addresses
the challenges of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Instructional technologies
such as computer-based instruction, computer-based testing, distance learning, interactive video, and intelligent
instructional technologies are covered.
LEARNING is designed to help you create more engaging learning environments for your students and to
integrate new media technologies into the classroom. This program focuses on how students use new digital media to
enhance the ways they learn and understand, thus improving the learning process.
SPECIALIST prepares you to better understand technology and know how to use it in your classroom. You will learn about emerging technologies
and their implications on teaching and learning.