College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Undergraduate > English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education Minor
Students interested in both the ESL and Bilingual Education (BE) minor only have to take an additional course (the combined minor covers required coursework for both the ESL and Bilingual Education Endorsements for those seeking a teaching certification). The combined minor is open to all DePaul students interested in teaching in bilingual programs and ESL programs in PK-12 schools; teaching abroad; teaching in international schools; adult students; and working in centers, agencies and organizations that provide services to multilingual communities in the US and abroad.
The combined minor offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, bilingualism and biliteracy, cross-cultural dimensions, teaching and assessment practices, and the history, theory, research, and policy of ESL and bilingual education. Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors to enroll.
Note: IL State Bilingual Education Endorsement requires proficiency in a language other than English.
The combined English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education (BE) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students interested in working with second language learners. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices.
Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll.
8 courses are required for the minor:
This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.
The minor with endorsement requires the above 8 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.
ISBE Licensure Division endorses in any target language for which tests are available through ILTS. The Global Seal of Biliteracy or IL State Seal of Biliteracy can be used in place of the language proficiency test. If a language test through ILTS does not exist for bilingual endorsement, candidates may substitute the Foreign Language Content-Area test.
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