Qualified bilingual/ESL teachers are in high demand throughout the state and nation. The Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies offers an undergraduate major in Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Spanish language). Students completing the program also complete all requirements to qualify for elementary certification. Students will be granted approval for ESL through the Illinois State Board of Education.
In addition, the department offers three graduate degrees—Masters of Science in Education in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies and Masters of Science in College Student Personnel.
Students majoring in the bilingual program may apply for state scholarships and for tuition and stipend awards through federal and state grant funds when available.
Central advising for bilingual/elementary majors is maintained in Horrabin Hall 91. Secondary majors should consult with the secondary education adviser in Horrabin Hall 91 as well. For further information, contact Dr. Gloria Delany-Barmann, program coordinator, in the Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies.