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ESL Endorsement

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 516: 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 
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