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
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
*Spanish # 1-3-NoneSee Catalog
*Spanish # 2-3-NoneSee Catalog
*Span Lit # 3-3-NoneSee Catalog
*Span Lit # 4-3-NoneSee Catalog
Professional Education Courses (39 credit hours)
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
ED15001COE SeminarNoneNone
ED15202Introduction to Teaching15hrsNone
ED4312/53123Educational ComputingNoneED 1500
BIL4700/57003Foundations of Bilingual EducationNoneNone
BIL20003Prin & Prac in Bilingual10hrsBIL 4/5700
ED 2000/50003Hist & Phil of Edu20hrsBIL 4/5700 or ED 1520
PSYC20203Educational PSYC ELED 10hrsPSYC 1100 and PSYC 2040
S ED4301/53013Characteristics of Exceptional Children15hrsPSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
BIL4240/52403Tch Math Elem School15hrsNone
BIL4150/51503Tch Lit in Ling Dif ClBIL 4/5100
BIL4100/51003Teach ESL20hrsBIL 4/5700
BIL4050/50503Cr-Cult St Lng Minor20hrsConsent of Dept
BIL4720/57203Eval/Assess/Tch Lang20hrsBIL 4/5700, 2000, 4/5100
PE20403Hlth/PE for Elem TchrsNoneNone
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
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite All require admission into COE
*S ED4303/53032Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs 15hrsS ED 4/5301
*ELED4170/51703Tch Math Elem School20hrsMath 1010, BIL 2000
*READ4280/42804Tch Rdg/ Lang Arts10hrsREAD 3700 or BIL 4/5150, 4/5170
*BIL or ELED4220/5220 or 4190/51903Tch Lit & Hum BIL 2000
*BIL4230/52303Rd/Lang in Bilingual Classroom15hrsBIL 2000
*BIL4300/53003Meth/Mat Bil Prog25hrsBIL 2000
*BIL4350/53503ESL Meth & Mat25hrsBIL 4/5100
*READ4160/5160 or 37003Rd Assess for Classroom Teachers or Foundations in Reading InstructionBIL 4/5150
*BIL4400/54003Field Practicum100hrsELED 4/5170, BIL 4/5300
*BIL4450/54506Student Teaching400+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
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
*Course # 1-3-NoneSee Catalog
*Course # 2-3-NoneSee Catalog
*Course # 3-3-NoneSee Catalog
Professional Education Courses (39 credit hours)
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite
ED15001COE SeminarNoneNone
ED15202Introduction to Teaching15hrsNone
ED4312/53123Educational ComputingNoneED 1500
READ37003Foundations in Reading InstructionNoneNone
ECH4000/50003Foundations for Instruction in Early Childhood EducationNoneNone
ECH4001/50013History and Philosophy of Early Childhood EducationNoneED 1520
ECH4002/50203The Young Child15hrsPSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH4304/53043Infant/Toddler Development and ProgrammingNonePSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH4170/51703Nutrition, Health and Safety of the Young ChildNonePSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH4310/53103Literature for the young childNoneNone
ECH4850/58503Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation of Young ChildrenSee SyllabusECH 4/5002
S ED4301/53013Characteristics of Exceptional Children15hrsPSYC 2040 *grade B or better required
ECH 4009/50093Speech & Language Development NoneECH 4/5000, 4/5001, 4/5002 & 4/5850
ECH 4150/51503Child, Family & Community Relationship NoneECH 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
DisciplineCourse NumberCredit HoursCourse TitleField HoursPrerequisite All require admission into COE
*S ED4303/53032Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs15cr hrsS ED 4/5301
*ECH4008/50083Creative Experiences in Early Childhood EducationNoneECH 4002/5020/ ART/MUS
*ECH4120/51203Reading and Language Arts for Young ChildrenNoneECH 4/5009
*ECH4180/51804Methods of Instruction at the Pre-Primary Level NoneECH 4/5020
*ECH4319/53194Methods of Instruction at the Primary Level NoneECH 4/5020
*ECH4740/57403Field Practicum in Early Childhood Education 100hrsCompletion of a minimum of two of the following courses: ECH 4/5008, 4/5120, 4/5180, 4/5319
*ECH4750/57506Student Teaching 400+ECH 4/5740, COE Admit/GPA 2.5 cum, 3.0 professional courses