​The combined English as a Second Language (SEL) and Bilingual Education (BE) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students interested in working with second language learners. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices.

Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll. 

Course Requirements

8 courses are required for the minor:

Minor in ESL/Bilingual Education with Bilingual Endorsement 

This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure. 

The minor with endorsement requires the above 8 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 97) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.

ISBE offers the Target Language Proficiency Test in the following languages:  Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Burmese, Bulgarian, Cantonese, English, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

Minor in ESL/Bilingual Education ESL Endorsement 

This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.

The minor with both endorsements requires the above 8 courses PLUS BBE 326, 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 97).