English as a Second Language Endorsement

National Louis University courses meet the Illinois standards for endorsement in English as a Second Language. Earning the endorsement calls for both coursework and fulfilling additional requirements. Students are not required to be admitted to NLU if earning the endorsement independently of any degree program or certificate.

Coursework:

  • 18 SH per the tables below

Additional requirements:

  • A valid and active Professional Educator License
  • 100 clock hours of clinical experience or three months of teaching experience with limited English proficient students (20 clinical/clock hours may be earned in each course)
  • Note: Candidates may be eligible for federal financial aid. Consult the Financial Aid office for more information.

Required Courses

English as a Second Language Approval or Endorsement Courses - 15 SH

CIL500Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education

CIL505Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

CIL510Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Education Students

CIL531Cross Cultural Education

CIL501Introduction to Linguistics for TESOL

or

CIL512Reading in a New Language: Linguistic Considerations

English as a Second Language Concentration-Electives - 3 SH

Choose 3 SH from the below courses:

CIL501Introduction to Linguistics for TESOL

CIL511Family Literacy for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners

CIL512Reading in a New Language: Linguistic Considerations

CIL532Technology Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students