Completion of this minor requires a minimum of 4.5 credits (18 semester hours) of foundational and methodological coursework for Illinois licensure endorsements in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education. The minor requires 100 hours of documented fieldwork in linguistically diverse classrooms, which are distributed across the six courses. The upper-level coursework in the minor may only be completed by students admitted to a teacher education program. In addition to completing the minor coursework, there is a State examination requirement for earning a bilingual endorsement.
TEL 204 Cross-cultural Studies in Teaching English Language Learners (.75 credit)
TEL 212 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English Language Learners (.75 credit)
TEL 317 Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners (.75 credit)
TEL 319 Linguistics for Second Language Learning (.75 credit)
TEL 439 Assessment of English Language Learners (.75 credit)
TEL 448 Inquiry and Application of Bilingual Methods I (.50 credit)
TEL 449 Inquiry and Application of Bilingual Methods II (.25 credit)
Admission to the TEL minor is for Fall Term only, due to the highly sequenced nature of the coursework. Candidates who have completed courses prior to admission should meet with Dr. Troiano to see if spring admission is possible.