Program Overview

tesol

Teaching English Learners (TEL) Certificate


Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division,
Room B213, (847) 543-2040

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/esl
Degree: Certificate
Plan 23TN

This 18-hour Core Certificate in Teaching English Learners is intended for certified teachers who wish to expand their professional opportunities and to enhance their teaching skills by adding a TEL Core certificate to their portfolio. The coursework for this certificate satisfies the requirements of the ISBE ESL endorsement, including the 100 hours of clinical experience. This endorsement allows certified teachers to teach ESL in grades they are certified to teach. Applicants must complete an application to the State to have this endorsement put on their teaching certificates.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

6 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^*

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Linguistics and Society

3

course

ELL/Bilingual Education Theory

3

Second Semester

6 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Intercultural Communication

3

course

Methods of Teaching ELLs

3

Third Semester

6 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to General Linguistics or

course

Teaching Grammar to ELLs or

course

Teaching Pronunciation to ELLs

3

course

Assessment of the Multilingual Learner

3

Total Hours for Certificate

18

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* Exceptions may apply especially for those who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Please contact department chair for more information.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Jill Bruellman or the Communication Art, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040.