ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS WHO HOLD A BILINGUAL (TYPE 29) CERTIFICATE/MASTER OF ARTS
This is an elementary certification 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 certification can be completed in approximately two years. Courses will be offered year-round in the evening in an accelerated format. Additionally, participants can take on additioinal 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 supervisiion 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.
REQUIRED COURSES51-510 Foundations of Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3)51-512 Linguistics for the Teachers of English Language Learners (3)51-514 Assessment of English Language Learners (3)51-526 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a New Language (3)51-527 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Education (3)51-542 Cross-cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners (3)51-546 Historical Foundations of American Education (3)51-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)55-504 Technology For Teaching and Learning (2)55-510 Foundations of Elementary Education (6)55-521 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School (3)55-524 Methods of Early Reading and Literacy Instruction P-3 (3)55-540 Methods of Teaching Science and Health, K-9 (2)55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (3)55-554 Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Multi-Cultural Studies, K-9 (2)55-581 Student Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom and Seminar (6)Comprehensive Examination100 Clinical Hours
- Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills Test
- 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 the general education requirements
- Eighteen hours in an endorsement area (See Program Director for list of acceptable areas of endorsement)
- Type 29 Certificate