Program Overview

Enhance your skills and marketability as a bilingual or ESL teacher with the online bilingual/ESL endorsement program at Aurora University. This program is designed for teachers who already hold an existing Illinois teaching certificate/license in another subject area. You’ll be prepared to seek employment in Illinois as a bilingual or ESL teacher in the same grade level as your original certificate/license.

Get the skills and knowledge needed to meet the linguistic and academic needs of English language learners.

Curriculum Overview

Aurora University’s online bilingual/ESL endorsement program provides you with a broad academic background and clinical experience in bilingual/ESL instruction. Each class is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:July 10, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:1-2 Years
  • Credit Hours:18
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$565
  • EDU6110 Foundations for Language Minority Education – 3 hours
  • EDU6120 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs – 3 hours
  • EDU6130 Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs – 3 hours
  • EDU6140 Assessment of Bilingual Students – 3 hours
  • EDU6150 Linguistics for Teaching ELLs – 3 hours
  • EDU6170 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Programs – 3 hours
  • Current Illinois teaching certificate/license
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale)—if your undergraduate GPA is less than 2.75, you may be admitted on a probationary status and will be required to earn a 3.0 or higher in your first three courses
  • Official transcripts from institution of highest degree earned, any other graduate transcripts that may be considered for transfer credit* and/or original ECE or WES transcript evaluation
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with your professional abilities as an educator

*Evaluation of transfer credits must be considered upon acceptance to the program. Graduates from Aurora University undergraduate education programs should contact Jenny Everhart (jeverhart@aurora.edu) for specific admission requirements.

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Bilingual/ESL Endorsement Career Outcomes

As the number of non-English-speaking students in Illinois schools grows, demand continues to increase for effective bilingual/ESL educators. The online bilingual/ESL endorsement program will prepare you to fill the need for educators of English language learners.

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