Post Baccalaureate Licensure Programs (Non-degree)

Admission criteria

For admission to a post-baccalaureate certificate program, a student must have earned a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in the last 60 credits (currently, certificates for undergraduate students are considered  minors). Completion time is determined by the amount of transfer credit accepted by the program.

Students must achieve a 3.0 or better GPA in their Education/Professional courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Lisensure/Non-Degree (Focus) for Bilingual/Elementary Education Endorsement for Candidates Seeking Initial Teaching License

The program provides individuals holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to complete program requirements needed to earn Illinois Teacher Licensure for Bilingual Elementary Education. Program completers qualify for an initial Illinois License with an Elementary Endorsement and ESL or BIL Approval. Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency is required for program admission. Certificate completion requires the passing of the Illinois Content Area Test for Elementary Education and Assessment of Professional Teaching Test.

Taking licensure methods courses requires that all general education and professional education courses required for undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program be completed and that the teacher education candidate be admitted to the College of Education with an 3.0 GPA.

Area of Concentration (12 credit hours)
*12 credit hours in upper level (2000-4000) Spanish courses only (i.e. Span 2060). 6 credits must be in Spanish Literature
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
*Spanish # 1 - 3 - None See Catalog
*Spanish # 2 - 3 - None See Catalog
*Span Lit # 3 - 3 - None See Catalog
*Span Lit # 4 - 3 - None See Catalog
Professional Education Courses (39 credit hours)
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
ED 1500 1 COE Seminar None None
ED 1520 2 Introduction to Teaching 15hrs None
ED 4312/5312 3 Educational Computing None ED 1500
BIL 4700/5700 3 Foundations of Bilingual Education None None
BIL 2000 3 Prin & Prac in Bilingual 10hrs BIL 4/5700
ED 2000/5000 3 Hist & Phil of Edu 20hrs BIL 4/5700 or ED 1520
PSYC 2020 3 Educational PSYC ELED 10hrs PSYC 1100 and PSYC 2040
S ED 4301/5301 3 Characteristics of Exceptional Children 15hrs PSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
BIL 4240/5240 3 Tch Math Elem School 15hrs None
BIL 4150/5150 3 Tch Lit in Ling Dif Cl BIL 4/5100
BIL 4100/5100 3 Teach ESL 20hrs BIL 4/5700
BIL 4050/5050 3 Cr-Cult St Lng Minor 20hrs Consent of Dept
BIL 4720/5720 3 Eval/Assess/Tch Lang 20hrs BIL 4/5700, 2000, 4/5100
PE 2040 3 Hlth/PE for Elem Tchrs None None
Professional Education Methods Courses (33 credit hours)
*These courses may only be taken after you have passed the state Language Proficiency Test (TLP 056-Spanish) and Test of Academic Proficiency (T.A.P. Exam formerly known as the Basic Skills Test) Required of all teacher candidates. Candidates must apply and have been accepted into the College of Education
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite All require admission into COE
*S ED 4303/5303 2 Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs 15hrs S ED 4/5301
*ELED 4170/5170 3 Tch Math Elem School 20hrs Math 1010, BIL 2000
*READ 4280/4280 4 Tch Rdg/ Lang Arts 10hrs READ 3700 or BIL 4/5150, 4/5170
*BIL or ELED 4220/5220 or 4190/5190 3 Tch Lit & Hum BIL 2000
*BIL 4230/5230 3 Rd/Lang in Bilingual Classroom 15hrs BIL 2000
*BIL 4300/5300 3 Meth/Mat Bil Prog 25hrs BIL 2000
*BIL 4350/5350 3 ESL Meth & Mat 25hrs BIL 4/5100
*READ 4160/5160 or 3700 3 Rd Assess for Classroom Teachers or Foundations in Reading Instruction BIL 4/5150
*BIL 4400/5400 3 Field Practicum 100hrs ELED 4/5170, BIL 4/5300
*BIL 4450/5450 6 Student Teaching 400+ BIL 4/5400, COE Admit/GPA 2.5 cum, 3.0 professional courses

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure/Non-Degree (Focus) Endorsement in Early Childhood Education for Candidates Seeking Initial Teaching License

The program provides individuals holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to complete program requirements needed to earn Illinois Teacher Licensure for Early Childhood Education. Program completers qualify for an initial Illinois License with an Early Childhood Endorsement. Successful completion of the Illinois Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency is required for program admission. Certificate completion requires the passing of the Illinois Content Area Test for Early Childhood Education and Assessment of Professional Teaching (Pre-K-Grade 3) Test.

Area of Concentration (9 credit hours)
*Discipline must be discussed with an advisor
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
*Course # 1 - 3 - None See Catalog
*Course # 2 - 3 - None See Catalog
*Course # 3 - 3 - None See Catalog
Professional Education Courses (39 credit hours)
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite
ED 1500 1 COE Seminar None None
ED 1520 2 Introduction to Teaching 15hrs None
ED 4312/5312 3 Educational Computing None ED 1500
READ 3700 3 Foundations in Reading Instruction None None
ECH 4000/5000 3 Foundations for Instruction in Early Childhood Education None None
ECH 4001/5001 3 History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education None ED 1520
ECH 4002/5020 3 The Young Child 15hrs PSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH 4304/5304 3 Infant/Toddler Development and Programming None PSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH 4170/5170 3 Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young Child None PSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH 4310/5310 3 Literature for the young child None None
ECH 4850/5850 3 Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation of Young Children See Syllabus ECH 4/5002
S ED 4301/5301 3 Characteristics of Exceptional Children 15hrs PSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH 4009/5009 3 Speech & Language Development None ECH 4/5000, 4/5001, 4/5002 & 4/5850
ECH 4150/5150 3 Child, Family & Community Relationship None ECH 4/5000, 4/5001, 4002/5020 & 4/5850
Professional Education Methods Courses ( 25 credit hours)
*Courses below may only be taken after you have passed the state Test of Academic Proficiency (T.A.P. Exam formerly known as the Basic Skills Test) Required of all teacher candidates. Candidates must apply and have been accepted into the College of Education
Discipline Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Field Hours Prerequisite All require admission into COE
*S ED 4303/5303 2 Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs 15cr hrs S ED 4/5301
*ECH 4008/5008 3 Creative Experiences in Early Childhood Education None ECH 4002/5020/ ART/MUS
*ECH 4120/5120 3 Reading and Language Arts for Young Children None ECH 4/5009
*ECH 4180/5180 4 Methods of Instruction at the Pre-Primary Level None ECH 4/5020
*ECH 4319/5319 4 Methods of Instruction at the Primary Level None ECH 4/5020
*ECH 4740/5740 3 Field Practicum in Early Childhood Education 100hrs Completion of a minimum of two of the following courses: ECH 4/5008, 4/5120, 4/5180, 4/5319
*ECH 4750/5750 6 Student Teaching 400+ ECH 4/5740, COE Admit/GPA 2.5 cum, 3.0 professional courses