EIS

EARN YOUR ESL OR BILINGUAL ENDORSEMENT

Currently Illinois and many other states are requiring ESL endorsements or bilingual certification to teach in multilingual and or multicultural classrooms.

This endorsement suits a variety of teaching backgrounds which range from Pre-kindergarten to High School. This endorsement can be obtained by pre-service as well as in-service teachers.


The Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Western Illinois University offers the following ESL endorsement courses:

    EIS 427G Foundations of  Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations: 3 s.h.
    EIS 435G, Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners in the Classroom: 3 s.h.
    EIS 440G, Sociolinguistics: 3 s.h.
    EIS 453G
Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students
    EIS 457G, Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL: 3 s.h.
    EIS 458G, Linguistics for the Teacher of English Language Learners: 3 s.h.
 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR ESL ENDORSEMENT

EIS 427 G-“ Foundations of  Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

(3) An introduction to the historical, political, social, and educational issues that have contributed to policy regarding public school services for language minority populations. Clinical experience of 15 hours required.

EIS 435 G-“ Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners”

(3) The study of historical and contemporary social and cultural issues affecting selected ethnic groups, with particular emphasis on the impact of culture, learning, and schooling on second language learners in U.S. schools. Clinical experience—15 hours required.

EIS 440 G-“ Sociolinguistics”

(3) Exploration of foundational work in the field of sociolinguistics and current issues in the field. This course will emphasize the culture language interface at the level of social relationships with special emphasis on educational settings. Prerequisite: ANTH 110 or EIS 302 or equivalent.

EIS 457 G-“ Methods & Materials of Teaching ESL”

(3) Analysis of language learning processes of bilingual children. The appropriate order for learning basic skills in two languages will be discussed and techniques of teaching English as a second language will be introduced and practiced. Clinical experience—15 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher certification.

EIS 458 G-“ Linguistics for the Teacher of English Language Learners”

(3) The study of linguistics applied to teaching limited-English-speaking students. Includes English and non-English phonology, syntax, analysis, and application of linguistic theory. Clinical experience—20 hours required.

EIS 453 G-“ Assessment of Bilingual & ESL Students”

(3) Selection, administration, and interpretation of measurement instruments. Description of testing: multicultural, bilingual, ESL, language competency tests; language proficiency/achievement testing; linguistic/ cultural aspects of intelligence testing; assessment in classroom. Clinical experience of 20 hours required.

For more information on ESL Endorsements and requirements, please visit:

http://www.isbe.net/certification/html/esl_endorsement.htm

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR BILINGUAL ENDORSEMENT

EIS 427 G- Foundations of  Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

 (3) An introduction to the historical, political, social, and educational issues that have contributed to policy regarding public school services for language minority populations. Clinical experience of 15 hours required.

 

EIS 430 G - "Methods and Material for Teaching in Bilingual Programs"

 (3) Acquaints students with methodology and materials, with instruction in the r.reparation of audio and visual teaching aids, lesson plans, behavioral objectives, and the inquiry teaching methods for the bilingual/ESL classroom. Portion of content r.resented in Spanish. Cliillcal experience-15 hours required. A grade of C or higher must be earned for teacher certification.

 

EIS 435 G-"Cultural Studies of Second Language Learners"

 (3) The study of historical and contemporary social and cultural issues affecting selected ethnic groups, with particular emphasis on the impact of culture, learning, and schooling on second language learners in U.S. schools. Clinical experience-15 hours required.

 

 EIS 457 G-"Methods & Materials of Teaching ESL"

 (3) Analysis of language learning processes of bilingual children. The appropriate order for learning basic skills in two languages will be discussed and techniques o teaching English as a second language will be introduced and practiced. Clinical experience-15 hours required. A grade of C or nigher must be earned for teacher certification.

 

EIS 458 G-"Linguistics for the Teacher of English Language Learners"

 (3) The study of linguistics applied to teaching limited-English-speaking students. Includes English and n n-English phonology, syntax, analysis, and application of linguistic theory. Clinical experience-20 hours required.

 

EIS 453 G-"Assessment of Bilingual & ESL Students"

 (3) Selection, administration, and interpretation of measurement instruments. Description of testing: multicultural, bilingual, ESL, language competency tests; language proficiency/achievement testing; linguistic/ cultural aspects of intelligence testing; assessment in classroom. Clinical experience of 20 hours required.

 ** Successful completion of a language examination in the non-English language to be taught.

 For more information on Bilingual and ESL Endorsements and requirements, please visit:

 http://www.isbe.net/certification/html/esl_endorsement.htm

 

If you are wondering what WIU has to offer that other institutions do not, click the following link: Why Choose WIU???  
 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN ESL COURSE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

If you have not taken a graduate level course recently at Western Illinois University, you will first need to apply to the Graduate School of Studies by visiting: www.wiu.edu/grad .   A $30 non-refundable application fee is required. If you are not seeking a degree, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student.   Please have your official transcripts from the university or college that you earned your highest degree forwarded to:

School of Graduate Studies
1 University Circle

Sherman Hall 116
Macomb, IL 61455

Once you have applied to the Graduate School of Studies, please contact Lisa Turke ( LA-Turke@wiu.edu ) for any of the above courses that requires special permission prior to the start of this course. Please include your WIU identification number (if possible) and a contact telephone number in your e-mail.

 

For questions concerning admission or to confirm receipt of transcripts, you may contact the School of Graduate Studies at:

 

1-877-WIU Grad.

or 309•298•1806

E-mail: Grad-Office@wiu.edu

 

Should you decide at a later time to become an EIS degree seeking student, you may do so by submitting a Request to Change from Nondegree to Degree form and applying to the EIS department. These forms can be found online by visiting: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/nondegree.pdf

 

Note: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies does not imply or constitute admission to an advanced degree program.