Subsequent Teaching Endorsements

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) now allows teachers who already hold a Professional Educator License to obtain subsequent endorsements outside of their current grade-range. Many of these subsequent endorsements will only require 18 hours in the content area and passing of the content area test.  Information can be found at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Subsequent-Teaching-Endorsements.aspx#.

The following list of endorsements offered on the Urbana campus require specific course distributions and mandated by ISBE.  Information on the distribution and the courses that meet the distributions are below.

Bilingual Education

Persons seeking this endorsement must have a total of 18 semester hours of coursework required below and meet the other requirements:

  • A valid Illinois Professional Educator License.
  • Bilingual clinical experience totaling 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience in bilingual programs.  The school professional you work with where the hours are conducted needs to write a detailed letter documenting the nature of activities, age group of individuals in program, number of days/hours per day worked, etc.
  • Sucessful completion of a Language Proficiency Test for and Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed as Transitional Bilingual in the non-English language to be taught.  See https://www.il.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html.
  • Credits totaling 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas:

1. Foundations of Bilingual Education

  • CI 433, Foundations of Bilingual Education

2.  Assessment of Bilingual Education

  • CI 517, Bilingual and English as Second Language Assessment

3.  Methods and Materials for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students in Bilingual Programs

  • CI 477, Bilingual/ESL Methods and Materials

4.  Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students

  • EIL 456, Lang and Social Interactions I
  • or CI 446, Culture in the Classroom

Note: CI 415, Language Varieties, Cultures and Learning is a restricted course, but will count for this area for those who are required to take the course.

5.  Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language

  • EIL 411, Intro to TESL Methodology
  • or CI 477, Bilingual/ESL Methods & Materials

Early Childhood (required courses TBD)

18 semester hours of coursework addressing each of the following areas specific to or inclusive of early childhood education.  Additional hours in Planning and Assessment or Methods and Content Pedagogy may be taken to meet the 18 hours.

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Methods and Content Pedagogy
  • Literacy Methods
  • Collaborative Relationships with Family or Communities

Passing the Early Childhood Content Test

Elementary Education (required courses TBD)

18 semester hours of coursework addressing each of the following areas specific to or inclusive of elementary education.  Additional hours in Methods and Content Pedagogy may be taken to meet the 18 hours.

  • Growth and Development
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Elementary Methods and Content Pedagogy
  • Literacy Methods

Passing the Elementary Education Content Test

English as Second Language

Persons seeking this endorsement must have a total of 18 semster hours of coursework required below and meet the other requirements:

  • A valid Professional Educator License.
  • ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience with ESL students.  The school professional you work with where the hours are conducted needs to write a detailed letter documenting the nature of activities, age group of individuals in program, number of days/hours per day worked, etc.
  • For clinical experience through the UI, but not through student teaching, students may enroll in EIL 214, TESL in Elementary School or EIL 215, TESL in Secondary School
    • A student log must be kept of time spent in EIL 214 or 215.
    • Instructor must write a letter describing nature of activities, age group, etc.
    • Log and letter must be sent to Council on Teacher Education
  • Credits totaling 18 semester hours destributed among the following course areas.

1.  Linguistics:  Choose one or more of the following.

      • LING 100, Intro to Language Science
      • EIL 422, Engl Grammar for ESL Teachers
      • EIL 486, Ling for Language Teachers
      • EIL 487, Topics in Second Lang Studies
      • EIL 488, Phonology for Second Language Teachers
      • LING/ANTH 400, Intro to Linguistic Structure
      • CI 507 LCT, Linguistics for Classroom Teaching
      • or SPAN 252, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics [SPAN 302 prior to FA09]

2.  Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL

      • EIL/LING 489, Theoretical Foundations of SLA
      • or CI 433, Foundations of Bilingual Education

3.  Assessment of the Bingual Student

      • EIL 460, Principals of Language Testing
      • or CI/LIS 517, Bilingual and English as a Second Language Assessment

Note:  If EIL 460 is taken Student must inform instructor that she/he wants to work in public schools instructor will adapt curriculum for public school work.  Student must ask instructor to write the Council stating that course satisfies public school component

4.  Methods and materials for Teaching ESL

      • EIL 411, Intro to TESL Methodology
      • or CI 477, Bilingual/ESL Methods & Materials

5.  Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students

  • EIL 456, Lang and Social Interation I
  • or CI 446, Culture in the Classroom
  • Note: CI 415, Language Varieties, Cultures and Learning, is a restricted course, but will count for this area for those who are required to take the course.

Middle Grades Education (content-specific methods courses TBD)

18 semester hours of coursework addressing each of the following areas specific to or inclusive of middle grades education.

  • Content-specific methods; and
  • Content coursework specific to the content area sought

Passing the specific content area test

Reading Teacher

18 semester hours of graduate or undergraduate coursework addressing each of the following areas specific to or inclusive of reading, including a practicum:

  • Foundations of reading:
    • CI 475, Teaching Elementary Reading and Language Arts I;
    • CI 502, Introduction to Reading;
    • CI 503, Reading Instruction, K-5;
    • or CI 504, Reading Instruction, 6-12
  • Content-area reading:
    • CI 471, Principles and Practices to Foster Independence in Reading;
    • CI 472, Teaching Reading in Grades 4-12;
    • CI 473, Disciplinary Literacy;
    • CI 503, Reading Instruction, K-5;
    • or CI 582, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Assessment and diagnosis of reading problems:
    • CI 575, Assessment in Reading
  • Developmental and remedial reading instruction support materials and resources:
    • CI 575, Assessment in Reading;
    • or CI 576, Assessment-Based Reading Instruction
  • Literature appropriate to students across all grade ranges:
    • CI 467, Principles in Teaching Literature to Children and Youth;
    • CI 567, Children's Literature in the School Curriculum;
    • CI 568, Contemporary Classics in Children's Literature;
    • CI 585, Informational Children's Literature;
    • or CI 587, Multicultural Literature K-12
  • Reading Practicum:
    • CI 577, Clinical Practicum in Reading
  • Electives if Needed:
    • CI 465, Language Literacy in Early Childhood Education I
    • CI 468, Children's Literature for Early Childhood Eduction

Passing the Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist Content Exam

Technology Specialist

Requires at least 18 semester hours of college coursework demonstrably related to the subject area that is aligned to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 27.470 (Technology Specialist) and has passed the relevant content-area test.

The following UIUC courses align to the technology specialist subject area.

EPS 415, Technology & Educational Reform 

EPS 431, New Learning  

EPS 535, Assessment for Learning  

EPS 554, New Media and Literacies  

EPSY 408, Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology 

EPSY 474/HRD 474, Evaluating Learning Technology

EPSY 556, Analysis of Educational Technologies  

EPSY 559, Advanced Learning Technologies   

EPSY 560, Technology and Educational Change 

EPSY 590ML, Mobile Learning 

HRD 472/CI484, Learning Technologies  

HRD 572, e-Learning Ecologies  

HRD 575, Innovation in E-Learning  

IS 390CC, Computers and Culture 

IS 390W1A, Web Technologies & Techniques 

IS 451, Introduction to Network Information Systems  

IS 452, Foundations of Information Processing

IS 453, Systems Analysis and Management 

IS 458, Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals  

IS 515, Media Literacy for Youth 

IS 590 DYO, Digital Citizenship and Youth 

IS 590 EYO, EdTech and Youth 

IS 590 PV, Privacy in the Internet Age 

IS 490 IL, Informal Learn Spaces, Pedagogy

SPED 413, New Media & Learner Differences

 

State endorsement requirements are subject to change without notice and you are not guaranteed protection from such changes.  It is in your best interest to complete requirements and apply for subsequent endorsements as soon as possible.  Should the Illinois State Board of Education require changes prior to your endorsement(s) being processed, you may be required to complete additional coursework.

 

Per State requirements, no grade below a C- may be used for licensure, endorsement, or approval.

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign only grants endorsements at the time of entitlement if the additional endorsement is within the same grade-range as a candidate's approved program.  All other endorsements should be applied for directly to ISBE via ELIS.