Bilingual ESL Endorsement with MS in Early Childhood Education

(51 credit hours)

Earn your Bilingual and/or ESL endorsement with the Master of Science in Early Childhood Education degree and work in a high-growth, high-demand area of early childhood education.

Completing this endorsement in our on-campus, licensure-track master’s program enables you to add the bilingual/ESL endorsement through the Illinois State Board of Education.

  • If you do not have proficiency in a language other than English, the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement prepares you to instruct new language learners in English.
  • If you have second language proficiency, the bilingual endorsement prepares you to instruct young children in that language as well as English.
  • If you earn the Bilingual endorsement, you will automatically earn the ESL endorsement as well, without needing to complete additional courses.