Online Undergraduate Certificates

English as a Second Language

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
This Endorsement (and Certificate) is available both to student on campus and is online for currently practicing pubic school teachers.

The ESL Endorsement is the minimal professional credential required by the State of Illinois of those teachers who hold (or are earning) an Illinois teaching certificate (Types 03, 04, 09, 10) and who wish to teach ESL in the public school system to students whose native language is not English. The endorsement program provides the course work and clinical experience that meet State of Illinois ESL Endorsement requirements.