Course Descriptions — Bilingual-ESL Endorsement

Bilingual Education Endorsement Courses

EDU6110 Foundations for Language Minority Education
3 semester hours
This course provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical, political,
social, and educational issues that have contributed to public policy regarding services
for language minority students. Historical trends and legal issues related to
bilingual education in the United States will be discussed. A comprehensive focus
will be placed on the theoretical foundations of English as a Second Language
and effective instructional practices for English Language Learners in our schools.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience).

EDU6120 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
3 semester hours
In this course, participants will analyze the language learning processes of bilingual
students and the appropriate order for learning academic basic skills in two languages.
The course will focus on approaches and techniques to teach English as
a second language. Participants will learn how to teach academic subject matter
in and through English. A few of the instructional methods covered include Total
Physical Response (TPR), the Natural Approach, Making Content Comprehensible
through the SIOP Method, and the Cognitive Language Learning Approach
(CALLA).
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)
Prerequisites: EDU6110, EDU6130, EDU6140, EDU6150 or consent of BL/ESL
Program Chair

EDU6130 Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs
3 semester hours
This course focuses on historical and contemporary social and cultural issues
affecting selected ethnic groups. Extensive consideration and emphasis will be
placed on the impact of culture, learning, and schooling on language minority
children in the United States and the need for appropriate teaching and learning
strategies for a diverse student population in today’s classrooms.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

EDU6140 Assessment of Bilingual Students
3 semester hours
This course will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge foundation
in the selection, administration, and interpretation of measurement instruments
appropriate for English Language Learners. Participants will investigate a
variety of language assessments tools used to identify, place, and monitor students
receiving services in Bilingual and ESL Programs in Illinois. Emphasis will be
placed on instruments and approaches used to determine and monitor ELL students’
English proficiency and academic development in English.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

EDU6170 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLs in Bilingual Program
3 semester hours
This course prepares participants by providing them with the knowledge, skills,
and competencies needed to meet the needs of all English Language Learners in
bilingual contexts. Participants will study the theoretical basis, methods, and techniques
needed for effective teaching in bilingual/bicultural classrooms. Accordingly,
participants will learn to develop lesson plans and materials to put bilingual
theory and methods into practice.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)
Prerequisites: EDU6110, EDU6130, EDU6140, EDU6150 or consent of BL/ESL
Program Chair.

Elective:

EDU6150 Linguistics for Teaching ELLs (from the ESL Endorsement)
3 semester hours
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)


English as a Second Language Endorsement Courses

EDU6110 Foundations for Language Minority Education
3 semester hours
This course provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical, political,
social, and educational issues that have contributed to public policy regarding
services for language minority students. Historical trends and legal issues related
to bilingual education in the United States will be discussed. A comprehensive
focus will be placed on the theoretical foundations of English as a second language
and effective instructional practices for English Language Learners in our
schools.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

EDU6120 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
3 semester hours
In this course, participants will analyze the language learning processes of bilingual
students and the appropriate order for learning academic basic skills in two
languages. The course will focus on approaches and techniques to teach English
as a second language. Participants will learn how to teach academic subject matter
in and through English. A few of the instructional methods covered include
Total Physical Response (TPR), the Natural Approach, Making Content Comprehensible
through the SIOP Method, and the Cognitive Language Learning
Approach (CALLA).
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)
Prerequisites: EDU6110, EDU 6130, EDU6140, EDU6150 or consent of BL/ESL
Program Chair.

EDU6130 Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs
3 semester hours
This course focuses on historical and contemporary social and cultural issues
affecting selected ethnic groups. Extensive consideration and emphasis will be
placed on the impact of culture, learning and schooling on language minority
children in the United States and the need for appropriate teaching and learning
strategies for a diverse student population in today’s classrooms.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

EDU6140 Assessment of Bilingual Students
3 semester hours
This course will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge foundation
in the selection, administration and interpretation of measurement instruments
appropriate for English Language Learners. Participants will investigate a
variety of language assessment tools used to identify, place, and monitor students
receiving services in Bilingual and ESL Programs in Illinois. Emphasis will be
placed on instruments and approaches used to determine and monitor ELL students’
English proficiency and academic development in English.
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

EDU6150 Linguistics for Teaching ELLs
3 semester hours
This course provides an introduction to the study of linguistics applied to teaching
English Language Learners. The course provides exposure to English phonology,
morphology, syntax, analysis, and application of linguistics theories.
Participants will also study theories and practices involving first and second language
acquisition. (Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)

Elective:

EDU6170 Methods and Materials for Teaching ELLS in Bilingual Programs (from the Bilingual Endorsement)
3 semester hours
(Includes 20 hours of clinical experience)
Prerequisites: EDU6110, EDU6130, EDU6140, EDU6150 or consent of BL/ESL
Program Chair