The ESL (English as a Second Language) program is designed to help you become an educational leader, ready to support students who are learning English as their second, third, or additional language. It focuses on preparing you to be both culturally and linguistically aware, ensuring that you can meet the diverse needs of students in various classroom settings.

This program has received approval from the Illinois State Board of Education, meaning that once you graduate, you'll be qualified to apply for an ESL endorsement. This endorsement can be added to your existing Illinois teaching license, enhancing your qualifications and allowing you to better serve students who are English learners.

English as a Second Language Course Requirements

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