ESL Endorsement Courses

Whether this is your first course through REAL or we are old friends, please check out the two buttons below prior to registering. They are filled with information you’ll want to know!

Now that you have the scoop, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding registration:

  1. Full payment of course tuition will be required during the registration process. Payment can be made via credit card (processing fee applies) or electronic check through our secure registration site.
  2. Drop requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the fifth business day (M-F) of the course to receive a refund of tuition paid/owed for the course. Accelerated format courses (running for less than eight weeks) must be dropped on or before the first day of class.
  3. Registration works best from a PC or laptop. While tablets and phones work for some individuals, varied settings can cause issues for others.
  4. Confirmation and subsequent communications occasionally get tangled in firewalls and placed in SPAM or junk folders. Be sure to take a look if you find you have not received confirmation of enrollment within three (3) business days of submitting your course registration.
  5. Candidates taking courses as part of a district or area partnership should visit District Partner Courses for information and registration. Registering from this page instead of your designated partner page will place you in a standard course section – forfeiting any applicable tuition benefit associated with the partnership.

 
Almost there . . . things you should know about ESL courses offered through REAL:

  • Candidates starting ESL courses with USF are to begin with course EEND 631 followed in sequence by course EEND 632 (these courses may be taken simultaneously). Taking the two course out of sequence must meet with instructor approval. After the first two courses have been taken, the remaining endorsement courses (EEND 633, EEND 634, and EEND 636) may be taken in any order.
  • In addition to course work noted, candidates seeking an ESL Endorsement in Illinois are required to complete 100 clock hours (or three months of teaching experience) in an ESL or bilingual setting. A tracking log should be retained, along with verification by an administrator, of all hours or teaching experiences in an ESL or bilingual setting. The log and administrator verification will be required when applying to add the endorsement through ELIS and may also be requested during an audit of educator records.

 
You Made It! Now Let’s Get You Registered

Register by selecting the active blue date link for each course/section in which you wish to enroll. Courses will close as noted or sooner if the course is at capacity. If a waiting list is available it will replace the registration link for the course.

EEND 631 Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual and ESL (4 credit hours)
EEND 631: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 631: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

Blended course options for EEND 631 are available with a reduced tuition rate at the following locations:
Aurora, Bolingbrook, Romeoville (click city name for details and registration)
 
EEND 632 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (4 credit hours)
EEND 632: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 632: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

Blended course options for EEND 632 are available with a reduced tuition rate at the following locations:
Aurora, Chicago Heights, Plainfield, West Chicago (click city name for details and registration)
 
EEND 633 Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students (3 credit hours)
EEND 633: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 633: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
EEND 633 Y: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | blended course (Aurora)
Meets face-to-face 5/14, 6/4 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. and 6/25 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. with additional requirements completed online.

 
EEND 634 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English Proficient Students (3 credit hours)
EEND 634: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 634: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

Blended course options for EEND 634 are available with a reduced tuition rate at the following locations:
Plainfield, Shorewood (click city name for details and registration)
 
EEND 636 Linguistics (4 credit hours)
EEND 636: May 13 – July 8, 2019 | online course (registration closes 4/29/19)
EEND 636: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)

Blended course options for EEND 636 are available with a reduced tuition rate at the following locations:
Batavia, Spring Valley, Willowbrook: Gower (click city name for details and registration)
 
Candidates interested in adding both ESL and Bilingual Education endorsements will also need to complete the following course, complete their 100 hours (or three months teaching) in a bilingual setting, and pass the appropriate Target Language Proficiency test as required by ISBE.

EEND 637 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students (3 credit hour)
EEND 637: June 3 – July 29, 2019 | online course (registration closes 5/20/19)
 

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