English as a Second Language

This certificate is available online.

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-7516
Email: masterinedu@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/edl

Certificate – The ESL program prepares educational leaders to meet the needs of diverse non-English speaking students in K-12 classrooms, and prepares educators to be culturally responsive.

Endorsement – The ESL endorsement program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and graduates are eligible to apply for the endorsement to be added to their active Illinois teaching license.

Graduate degree opportunity – Combine the graduate certificate with an additional 20 credit hours of EDL course work to fulfill requirements for a Master of Arts in Education.

A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B- or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level.

Required Courses

EDL 550 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as Second Language 4
EDL 584 Assessment of ESL Students 4
EDL 592 Linguistics 4
EDL 593 Cross Cultural Studies for ESL 2
EDL 594 Methods and Materials for ESL 4
EDL 595 ESL Clinical Experience 1 2
Total Hours 20