To be eligible for the Bilingual Bicultural Education endorsement program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and hold a valid teaching license.
To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission:
A completed application
Application fee ($40.00)
One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended
A copy of valid professional educator license
A résumé or curriculum vitae
Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers
Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (750 words)
28 quarter hours, grade of C or better required in all courses
Illinois target language proficiency (TLP) test required in addition to the coursework and field experience hours below:
Individuals seeking a bilingual endorsement must complete the Target Language Proficiency (TLP) test in the non-English language.
Individuals must submit an application directly to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) upon successful completion of the required coursework and licensure tests. All individuals must meet ISBE requirements at the time of application. Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE.