Elementary Licensure Program for Teachers who hold a Temporary Bilingual (Type 29) M.A.

This is an elementary licensure program for teachers who hold a Temporary Type 29 bilingual certificate. Individuals working as bilingual teachers who hold a degree from outside the United States or adults who have a bachelor’s degree from a non-education field are eligible. The licensure can be completed in approximately two years. Courses will be offered year-round in the evening in an accelerated format. Additionally, participants can take one additional course to earn their Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education.

All coursework is offered during evenings or summer terms. The student teaching requirement for practicing Bilingual educators is met through their regular teaching assignment with supervision and class sessions with College of Education personnel.

All candidates must meet the requirements for full admission status listed in the College of Education introduction.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills Test, Test of Academic Proficiency, or have a composite schore of 22 on the ACT Plus Writing Test taken within the last ten years
  • Initial interview with University representative
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Enter with a minimum 2.75 grade point average for Bachelor’s level coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA during the program
  • Meet all general education requirements
  • Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)
  • Type 29 Certificate

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

51-510Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

3

51-512Linguistics for the Teachers of English Language Learners

3

51-514Assessment of English Language Learners

3

51-526Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language

3

51-527Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education

3

51-542Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners

3

51-546Historical Foundations of American Education

3

51-575Practical Research for Learning Communities

3

55-504Technology For Teaching and Learning

2

55-510Foundations of Elementary Education

6

55-521Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School

3

55-524Methods of Early Reading and Literacy Instruction P-3

3

55-540Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9

2

55-552Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9

2

55-554Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9

2

55-581Student Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom and Seminar

6

Comprehensive Examination