Students who are pursuing elementary or secondary certification, or who already hold a valid teaching certificate, may take a series of courses leading to Illinois and/or Missouri ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching approval. All the courses meet once a week at night, and can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit (except ENG 542, which is for graduate credit only). These courses are:

ENG 400 - Principles of Linguistics
ENG 409 - Syntactic Analysis
ENG 416 - Language and Society
ENG 468 - Second Language Acquisition
ENG 470 - Methods and Materials for K-12 ESL Teaching
ENG 472 - Assessment and Testing in ESL
ENG 474 - Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
ENG 476 - Practicum in ESL (required for Missouri approval only)
ENG 542 - Methods for Teaching ESL

The above courses meet the state requirements as outlined in the tables below.


ISBE Requirements: ESL Approval

Missouri Requirements: ESL Approval

SIUE Courses

Linguistics Linguistics and English linguistics ENG 400 Principles of Linguistics
ENG 409 Syntactic Analysis
Theoretical foundations of teaching ESL Second Language Acquisition ENG 468 Second Language Acquisition
Assessment of the bilingual student Assessment of Speakers of Other Languages ENG 472 Assessment and Testing in ESL
Methods and materials for teaching ESL Methods of Teaching 2nd Language Students;
Material for TESOL
ENG 470 Methods and Materials for K-12 Teaching
Cross-cultural studies for teaching limited-English-proficient students Language and Culture or Sociolinguistics ENG 416 Language and Culture
Teaching Experience (if needed by student) ESOL Practicum ENG 476 Practicum in ESL



ISBE Requirements: Bilingual Approval   SIUE Courses
Foundations of bilingual education   ENG 474 Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
ENG 468 Second Language Acquisition
Assessment of bilingual students   ENG 472 Assessment and Testing in ESL
ENG 474 Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
Methods and materials for teaching limited-English-proficient students in bilingual programs   ENG 470 Methods and Materials for K-12 ESL Teaching
ENG 474 Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
Cross-cultural studies for teaching limited-English-proficient students   ENG 416 Language and Culture
Teaching Experience (if needed by student)   ENG 476 Practicum in ESL
Methods and materials for teaching English as a second language   ENG 542 Methods for teaching ESL






URL: http://www.siue.edu/ENGLISH/TESL/esl_endorsement.html
Published by: Department of English Language and Literature
Last Update: April 18, 2006 by Faculty Technology Center < lmillio@siue.edu >