Each year, Illinois public and private schools enroll more students whose first language is not English. As an ESL teacher, you will have the opportunity to help these students bridge the language gap, become proficient in English and achieve academic success.
Lewis University's College of Education offers a special post-baccalaureate program, training educators to teach English Language Learners of all grades.
As a student, your required courses will include:
•Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
•Linguistics for the Teacher of English Language Learners
•Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners
With the completion of 12 additional credit hours, you can obtain your Master of Education.
All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board. In addition, the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required:
18 or 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
Master's College or University I
Loans are available for those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lewis University FAFSA School Code: 001707.