Endorsement Areas

Teacher candidates are able to add endorsements to their ISBE Type 03,09, and 10 teaching certificates upon the completion of specified courses and required ISBE exams. The following endorsements are available:


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL (4)
Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4)
Assessment of the Bilingual Student (3)
Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English Profesient Student (3)
Linguistics (4)


Middle School

Psychology & Development of the Middle School Child (3)
Middle School Philosophy, Curriculum & Instruction (3)

*A middle school endorsement may be earned in the following content areas: Language Arts, Math, General Science, Social Science, Art and Music. An additional 18 semester hours are required within the endorsement content area. Contact your advisor for further Information and specific requirements.


Special Education

Developement & Characteristics of Individuals with Special Needs (3)
Assessment & Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
Specialized Curriculum & Methods in Special Education (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)