English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement Only
To be eligible for the Illinois State Board of Education ESL approval, students must hold a Bachelor’s degree and an Illinois teaching license. Students without a middle grade endorsement on their certificate will need additional coursework. The approval qualifies teachers to work with ESL students for the grade range of their license endorsement. Students currently enrolled in a Loyola initial teacher licensure program may also apply to this program.
The State of Illinois ESL Endorsement requires 18 semester hours (6 courses). Endorsement only program course requirements may be modified only by departmentally approved equivalents. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be taken at Loyola.
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing – Continuous Enrollment)
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education's Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.
Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure endorsement are required to pass a State Criminal Background Check. In addition, all policies and procedures for receiving Illinois endorsement must be met.
- CIEP 471 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL/Bilingual Education
CIEP 472 - Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL
CIEP 474 - Assessment of Bilingual/ELL Students
CIEP 503 - Culturally Relevant Literature for Children and Adolescents
CIEP 504 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers
- CIEP 506 - English Language Learning Practicum
If approved by the program advisor, one of the following courses may replace CIEP 506 - ELL Practicum:
- CIEP 421: Reading/Literacy Instruction in Diverse Populations
- CIEP 469: Teaching & Learning in Urban Communities
- CIEP 524: Multicultural Education
Students will complete clinical experiences integrated within individual courses. For those students who hold a teaching license, but are not currently teaching in a classroom with English learners, and want to meet the ISBE requirements to receive their ESL endorsement as a result of the program, additional clinical experience hours may be required outside of coursework.