- Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Academic Programs
- English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate
Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate
This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to prepare educators to serve language-minority students in a variety of contexts, including bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs at K-12, post-secondary, and adult education levels. Students completing the certificate will gain the necessary skills for designing instruction, evaluating and designing materials, and assessing the language development of second language learners across the lifespan.
Students who want to pursue this certificate must receive approval and advisement from the coordinator. Those who want to earn either the ESL or bilingual approval from the Illinois State Board of Education should contact the certificate coordinator for further information.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gabel Hall 147