To be eligible for the Early Childhood Education Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsements, students must be enrolled in DePaul's Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree program and working towards their Professional Educator License (PEL) that includes an early childhood endorsement.
36 quarter hours, grade of C or better required in all courses:
Individuals seeking a bilingual endorsement must complete the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Target Language Proficiency (TLP) test in the non-English language.
All individuals must notify their advisor upon completion of the required coursework and licensure tests for DePaul to submit entitlement notification to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Application for the endorsement may require an additional application fee if the individual already holds a Professional Educator License (PEL). All individuals must meet ISBE requirements at the time of application. Requirements are subject to change per the discretion of ISBE.