Set Yourself Apart

ESL/Bilingual Endorsement Sequence

Advocate for your students and get ahead in your career

As a licensed teacher, you may have seen firsthand the growing need for teachers who can advocate and meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. With significant population changes in our community, teachers need to consider how to design classroom communities that support English language learners. Be successful and prepared to help those students flourish by adding an English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education (ESL/BE) endorsement to your teaching license. In 2017, the Illinois State Board of Education extended the ESL/BE endorsement to apply to teaching in Pre-K to Grade 12.

Our ESL/BE endorsement adult undergraduate program at Trinity focuses on advocacy as well as strategies, methods and appropriate assessments for teaching ESL/BE students. You will learn from experienced professors who have taught ESL/BE students and are familiar with the research-based methods and legislative developments.

Start Dates & Format

The course sequence begins each fall and consists of 18-credit hours that will be completed over 3 semesters (fall, spring and summer). During the fall and spring semesters, courses meet one night a week from 6-10 pm with additional online instruction. During the final summer semester, the courses are 100% online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $480 per credit hour for the undergraduate level coursework. Learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities on our Financial Aid pages.

Application for Admission

For admission to this program, please visit the Adult Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate Admissions pages.