(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.