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Education English as a Second Language

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The purpose of the Education Department English as a Second Language (ESL) program is to prepare teachers, administrators, and school service professionals who hold an Illinois Professional Educators License to meet the state endorsement requirements for the ESL. The ESL certificate will prepare teachers to teach in multilingual classrooms with students for whom English is not their first language. The coursework in these certificate is specifically aligned to meet the linguistics, development, education, methods, and cultural content requirements of the state endorsements including electives and an ESL practicum experience. The Education Department believes that these endorsements are of particular importance as the number of ESL students in Illinois is projected to continue to rise, and there is a declared ESL teacher shortage.    

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

0427

Funding Options

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Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

15 CH

Program Core Requirements

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Additional Requirements

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Program Elective Requirements

  CH

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Work-Based Learning Courses

3 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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