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Autumn 2017-2018

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May 15, 2017

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​The combined English as a Second Language (ESL) 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

7 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 7 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.

ISBE Licensure Division endorses in any target language for which tests are available through ILTS. If a language test through ILTS does not exist for bilingual endorsement, candidates may substitute the Foreign Language Content-Area test.​