Undergrad and Graduate Bilingual and ESL Endorsements

Undergraduate and graduate students can complete these courses to earn a state-approved ESL or Bilingual Education teaching endorsement.

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ESL and Bilingual Approval or Endorsement For Elementary K-9 Certification Or Secondary Certification

2012-13 Catalog of Wheaton College

 

Definition of Endorsement:

To earn an ESL or Bilingual Education approval or endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education, a teacher must (1) hold a valid Illinois teaching certificate, (2) have ESL or bilingual clinical experience totaling 100 clock hours or three months of teaching experience with ESL students, (3) have earned credits totaling 18 semester hours in five course areas: Linguistics, Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL, Assessment of the Bilingual Student, Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL, Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students. A letter from a professor is required to certify the requirement of 100 clock hours of clinical experience.

 

APPROVAL OR ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
(beginning 08/2012)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

 Required  Credits  When Courses are offered
 LING 321 Introduction to Linguistics  2 Spring 2013, Spring 2014
LING 322 English Grammar for Teachers  2 Spring 2014
LING 324 Theoretical Foundations of TESOL  4 Fall 2012/13, Summer 2013/14
 LING 325 Principles of Assessment for TESOL  2 Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 326 Teaching ESL to Children, K-12  2 Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 327 Cross-Cultural Teaching/Learning  2 Spring 2014
 LING 328 Classroom Methods Practicum ESL 2  Fall 2012/13, Spring 2013/14
   Total: 16  

 

Select 2-4 hours from the following (practicums must be completed with ELL students):

  • SPAN/FREN/GERM 371 Methods of Teaching Languages (4)
  • EDUC 125L Multicultural Tutoring Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 225L Teacher Aiding Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 313L/324L Methods Practicum (1)

 

Bilingual Education

 Required Credits When Courses are offered 
 LING 321 Introduction to Linguistics
(NOTE: LING 321 is now optional for BE endorsements)
2  Spring 2013, Spring 2014
 LING 322 English Grammar for Teachers 2  Spring 2014
 LING 323 Bilingual Methods and Materials 2  Fall 2013, Summer 2014?
 LING 324 Theoretical Foundations of TESOL 4  Fall 2012/13, Summer 2013/14
 LING 325 Principles of Assessment for TESOL 2  Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 326 Teaching ESL to Children, K-12 2  Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 327 Cross-Cultural Teaching/Learning 2  Spring 2013/14
 LING 328 Classroom Methods Practicum ESL  Fall 2012/13, Spring 2013/14
   Total: 18  

 

Select 2-4 hours from the following (practicums must be completed with ELL students):

  • SPAN/FREN/GERM 371 Methods of Teaching Languages (4)
  • EDUC 125L Multicultural Tutoring Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 225L Teacher Aiding Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 313L/324L Methods Practicum (1)

 

Requirements for an English as a Second Language Endorsement/ Approval in Illinois

Teachers wanting to work as specialists in English as a Second Language (ESL) or bilingual education (BE) in Illinois public schools must earn an endorsement or approval that is recognized by the state.

Here are the current requirements for an ESL endorsement/approval.

1. A valid Illinois teaching certificate.

2. ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience with ESL students.

3. Credits totaling 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas: 

  • A. Linguistics 
  • B. Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL 
  • C. Assessment of the Bilingual Student 
  • D. Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 
  • E. Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students

 

SL Endorsement for Undergraduate Wheaton College Students

Undergraduate students at Wheaton College can earn an SL endorsement by completing any combination of the following courses that covers all five areas and adds up to at least 18 semester hours.

 

   Undergrad courses Grad courses 
 A. Linguistics LING 321 (2) INTR 609 (2)
LING 322 (2) INTR 612 (4)
  INTR 616 (2)
 B. Theoretical Foundations LING 324 (4) INTR 611 (4)
 C. Assessment of the Bilingual Student LING 325 (2) INTR 617 (2) 
 D. Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL: LING 328 (2) or
EDUC 313L/324L
EDUC 125L (1) and
EDUC 225L (1)
INTR 613 (2)
PRACTICUM
     INTR 615 (2)
INTR 619 (2)
 LING 323 (2)  INTR 642 (2)
 LING 326 (2)  INTR 618 (2)
 E. Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students:    INTR 561 (4)
   LING 327 (2)  INTR 563 (2)
 Total hours: cross-listed  18 credits  
  • cross-listed + 371
 22 credits  
  • Req. TESOL MA or Certificate
   24 credits

 

 

The form to apply for this endorsement (also known as an approval) in Illinois can be found at the Illinois State Board of Education >>, ISBE, form 73-49, Approval as a Bilingual or ESL Teacher.

For more information on the courses needed to complete the ESL endorsement please refer to the handbook (PDF).

If you have additional questions, please contact the department at Intercultural.Studies@wheaton.edu.

ESL and Bilingual Approval or Endorsement For Elementary K-9 Certification Or Secondary Certification

2012-13 Catalog of Wheaton College

 

Definition of Endorsement:

To earn an ESL or Bilingual Education approval or endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education, a teacher must (1) hold a valid Illinois teaching certificate, (2) have ESL or bilingual clinical experience totaling 100 clock hours or three months of teaching experience with ESL students, (3) have earned credits totaling 18 semester hours in five course areas: Linguistics, Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL, Assessment of the Bilingual Student, Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL, Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students. A letter from a professor is required to certify the requirement of 100 clock hours of clinical experience.

 

APPROVAL OR ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
(beginning 08/2012)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

 Required  Credits  When Courses are offered
 LING 321 Introduction to Linguistics  2 Spring 2013, Spring 2014
LING 322 English Grammar for Teachers  2 Spring 2014
LING 324 Theoretical Foundations of TESOL  4 Fall 2012/13, Summer 2013/14
 LING 325 Principles of Assessment for TESOL  2 Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 326 Teaching ESL to Children, K-12  2 Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 327 Cross-Cultural Teaching/Learning  2 Spring 2014
 LING 328 Classroom Methods Practicum ESL 2  Fall 2012/13, Spring 2013/14
   Total: 16  

 

Select 2-4 hours from the following (practicums must be completed with ELL students):

  • SPAN/FREN/GERM 371 Methods of Teaching Languages (4)
  • EDUC 125L Multicultural Tutoring Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 225L Teacher Aiding Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 313L/324L Methods Practicum (1)

 

Bilingual Education

 Required Credits When Courses are offered 
 LING 321 Introduction to Linguistics
(NOTE: LING 321 is now optional for BE endorsements)
2  Spring 2013, Spring 2014
 LING 322 English Grammar for Teachers 2  Spring 2014
 LING 323 Bilingual Methods and Materials 2  Fall 2013, Summer 2014?
 LING 324 Theoretical Foundations of TESOL 4  Fall 2012/13, Summer 2013/14
 LING 325 Principles of Assessment for TESOL 2  Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 326 Teaching ESL to Children, K-12 2  Spring 2013/14, Summer 2013
 LING 327 Cross-Cultural Teaching/Learning 2  Spring 2013/14
 LING 328 Classroom Methods Practicum ESL  Fall 2012/13, Spring 2013/14
   Total: 18  

 

Select 2-4 hours from the following (practicums must be completed with ELL students):

  • SPAN/FREN/GERM 371 Methods of Teaching Languages (4)
  • EDUC 125L Multicultural Tutoring Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 225L Teacher Aiding Practicum (1)
  • EDUC 313L/324L Methods Practicum (1)

 

Requirements for an English as a Second Language Endorsement/ Approval in Illinois

Teachers wanting to work as specialists in English as a Second Language (ESL) or bilingual education (BE) in Illinois public schools must earn an endorsement or approval that is recognized by the state.

Here are the current requirements for an ESL endorsement/approval.

1. A valid Illinois teaching certificate.

2. ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience with ESL students.

3. Credits totaling 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas: 

  • A. Linguistics 
  • B. Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL 
  • C. Assessment of the Bilingual Student 
  • D. Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 
  • E. Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students

 

SL Endorsement for Undergraduate Wheaton College Students

Undergraduate students at Wheaton College can earn an SL endorsement by completing any combination of the following courses that covers all five areas and adds up to at least 18 semester hours.

 

   Undergrad courses Grad courses 
 A. Linguistics LING 321 (2) INTR 609 (2)
LING 322 (2) INTR 612 (4)
  INTR 616 (2)
 B. Theoretical Foundations LING 324 (4) INTR 611 (4)
 C. Assessment of the Bilingual Student LING 325 (2) INTR 617 (2) 
 D. Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL: LING 328 (2) or
EDUC 313L/324L
EDUC 125L (1) and
EDUC 225L (1)
INTR 613 (2)
PRACTICUM
     INTR 615 (2)
INTR 619 (2)
 LING 323 (2)  INTR 642 (2)
 LING 326 (2)  INTR 618 (2)
 E. Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching LEP Students:    INTR 561 (4)
   LING 327 (2)  INTR 563 (2)
 Total hours: cross-listed  18 credits  
  • cross-listed + 371
 22 credits  
  • Req. TESOL MA or Certificate
   24 credits

 

 

The form to apply for this endorsement (also known as an approval) in Illinois can be found at the Illinois State Board of Education >>, ISBE, form 73-49, Approval as a Bilingual or ESL Teacher.

For more information on the courses needed to complete the ESL endorsement please refer to the handbook (PDF).

If you have additional questions, please contact the department at Intercultural.Studies@wheaton.edu.