Bilingual Educator Endorsement, Basic Certificate


Harry S. Truman

Program Code: 0428

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
EDUC 220Theoretical Foundations of 2nd Language Acquisition and Learning3
EDUC 221Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL in PK-123
EDUC 222Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL in PK-12 Bilingual3
EDUC 223Assessment of the Second Language Learner3
EDUC 224Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students3
Required Work-Based Learning Courses
EDUC 225Bilingual and ESL Practicum3
Total Hours18


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Bilingual Educator Endorsement. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC).

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
EDUC 220 Theoretical Foundations of 2nd Language Acquisition and Learning 3
EDUC 221 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL in PK-12 3
EDUC 222 Methods & Materials for Teaching ESL in PK-12 Bilingual 3
EDUC 223 Assessment of the Second Language Learner 3
EDUC 224 Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students 3
Semester 2
EDUC 225 Bilingual and ESL Practicum 3
 Total Hours18

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergrad degree holders 
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL)
  • Pass Target Language Proficiency test through ISBE


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors

Job Description

Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$30,662
Median 50th Percentile$51,399
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$104,057

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$15
Median 50th Percentile$25
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$50

Annual Job Openings

81 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less11.38%
A certificate0.00%
Some college3.28%
An Associate degree11.38%
A Bachelor's degree52.22%
A Master's or Professional degree21.75%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

73.97% continue their education beyond an associate degree

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