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Secondary Endorsements

Secondary Level Endorsements (grades 9-12)

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University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

Available with Secondary (6-12) and K-12 licensure

No grade lower than a C may be used for licensure, endorsement, or approval.

 

I.  The following secondary-level endorsements require 24 semester hours, 12 hours of which must be at the upper-level, in content coursework, and passing the relevant content-area test.  Since the subject matter content coursework is up to the individual, we recommend you review the content-area test study guide for the endorsement you wish to pursue to help plan your course of study.  Study guides can be found at www.icts.nesinc.com/IL_studyguide_opener.asp.

 

Agricultural Education

Business/Marketing/Computer Educ

Computer Science

Dance

Drama/Theater

Music

Physical Education

 

II.  The following secondary-level endorsements require specific courses and passing the relevant content-area test to meet the requirements. 

 

Bilingual Education

Health Education

English Language Arts

Library Information Specialist (graduate level)

English as a New Language

Mathematics

English as a Second Language

Reading Teacher (graduate level)

Family and Consumer Science (designation required)

Sciences (designation required)

Foreign Languages (language designation required)

Social Science (designation required)

 

Technology Specialist

Teacher Leader

 

Secondary Level Bilingual Endorsement: Persons seeking this endorsement must have a total of 18 semester hours of coursework required below and meet the other requirements:


Note: To enroll in a 500-level course you must be post-baccalaureate or have permission from the instructor.

·           A valid Professional Educator License.

·           Bilingual clinical experience totaling 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience in bilingual programs. Students in licensure programs may contact their clinical experience office to see if a bilingual placement is an option during student teaching (please note, it won't be an option for everyone).  For experience outside of a UI placement, an administrator at the school where the hours are conducted needs to write a detailed letter documenting the nature of activities, age group of individuals in program, number of days/hours per day worked, etc. This documentation is subject to approval. Final approval lies with the State. Contact the Council if you plan to use a non-UI placement for your experience.  In lieu of student teaching in a bilingual setting or an acceptable outside experience, CI 595 may be taken to gain the 100 clock hours.

·           Successful completion of a Language Proficiency Test for an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed as Transitional Bilingual in the non-English language to be taught.  See https://www.il.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Tests.html.

·           Credits totaling 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas:

1.    Foundations of Bilingual Education (CI 433)

2.    Assessment of Bilingual Students (CI 517)

3.    Methods and Materials for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students in Bilingual Programs (CI 477)

4.    Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students (EIL 456 or CI 446) Note: CI 415 is a restricted course, but will count for this area for those who are required to take the course.

5.    Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (EIL 411 or CI 477)

 

Many of the courses listed above can also be taken online.  See oce.illinois.edu for availability.  Note:  This program was designed as a graduate-level program.  Undergraduates may not take the CI online coursework.

Secondary Level English as a New Language Endorsement: 24 semester hours of coursework in ESL, ENL, bilingual, or EIL and passing the English as a New Language content-area test.   OPTIONAL:  Bilingual designation: Requires passing the appropriate target language proficiency test. Note: At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must be at the upper-level.

 

Secondary Level English as a Second Language Endorsement: Persons seeking this endorsement must have a total of 18 semester hours of coursework required below and meet the other requirements:

Note: To enroll in a 500-level course you must be post-baccalaureate or have permission from the instructor.

·           A valid Professional Educator License.

·           ESL clinical experience equal to 100 clock hours or three months teaching experience with ESL students. Students in licensure programs may contact their clinical experience office to see if an ESL (or bilingual) placement is an option during student teaching (please note, it won't be an option for everyone). For experience outside of a UI placement, an administrator at the school where the hours are conducted needs to write a detailed letter documenting the nature of activities, age group of individuals in program, number of days/hours per day worked, etc.  This documentation is subject to approval.  Final approval lies with the State. Contact the Council if you plan to use a non-UI placement for your experience. For clinical experience through the UI, but not through student teaching, students may enroll in EIL 214, EIL 215, or CI 595.

o A student log must be kept of time spent in EIL 214 or 215.

o Instructor must write a letter describing nature of activities, age group, etc.

o Log and letter must be sent to Council on Teacher Education

·           Credits totaling 18 semester hours distributed among the following course areas.

1.  Linguistics (LING 100, EIL 422, EIL 486, EIL 487, EIL 488, LING/ANTH 400, CI 507 LCT, or SPAN 252 [SPAN 302 prior to FA09])

2. Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL (EIL/LING 489 or CI 433)

3.  Assessment of the Bilingual Student (EIL 460 or CI/LIS 517)

1.        If EIL 460 is taken Student must inform instructor that she/he wants to work in public schools Instructor will adapt curriculum for public school work

2.        Student must ask instructor to write the Council stating that course satisfies public school component

4.    Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL (EIL 411 or CI 477)

5.    Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students (EIL 456 or CI 446) Note: CI 415 is a restricted course, but will count for this area for those who are required to take the course.

 

Many of the courses listed above can also be taken online.  See oce.illinois.edu for availability.  Note:  This program was designed as a graduate-level program.  Undergraduates may not take the CI online coursework.

Secondary Level English Language Arts:  24 semester hours of content courses from the following:  BTW, CW, CWL (provided the course is conducted entirely in English), ENGL, JOUR (maximum of 9 hours may count toward the endorsement), RHET, CMN (maximum of 9 hours may count toward the endorsement) and CLCV 115 in addition to passing the content area test.  Note: At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must be at the upper-level.

Secondary Level Family & Consumer Sciences:  Requires 24 hours and having at least nine hours in one designation and passing the content-area test.  Family & Consumer Sciences designations:  Apparel & Textiles; Living Environments; and Nutrition, Wellness, and HospitalityNote: At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must be at the upper-level.

Secondary Level Endorsement in Foreign Languages:  24 semester hours of content courses in a specific language (courses taught in English will not count) plus passing the content-area test.  Content-area tests include: Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. 

Secondary Health Education:  Requires 24 hours in health education and passing the content-area test.  On the Urbana campus any CHLH course counts although the following are recommended: CHLH 100; CHLH 101; CHLH 200; CHLH 206; CHLH 243; CHLH 250; CHLH 260; CHLH 274; CHLH 304.  In addition the following courses will also count toward the endorsement:  FSHN 120; KIN 120; KIN 131; KIN 140; KIN 259; KIN 262; and MCB 244 & 245 (MCB 334 prior to Fall 2010).  Note: At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must be at the upper-level.  Because of this, the recommended specific coursework listed above will no longer totally fulfill this endorsement requirement after February 1, 2012.

Secondary Level Library Information Specialist: Individuals seeking the secondary level endorsement in Library Information Specialist will be required to complete either a major in the content-area or they must have 24 semester hours of content and pass the content test for Library Information Specialist.  Note:  The Library Information Specialist program is a graduate-level program only.

Secondary Level Mathematics:  The secondary endorsement requires 24 hours in mathematics and passing the content-area test in Mathematics.  There are no specific courses required but it is highly recommended that all individuals seeking this endorsement complete calculus and geometry.  Credit is not given for any math class below the 100-level.  CI 434: Teaching Secondary Math is also highly recommended and will count toward the required 24 hours. The middle grade endorsement has a specific distribution of courses required.  See middle grade endorsement information for requirements. Note: At least 12 of the 24 semester hours must be at the upper-level.

Secondary Level Reading Teacher:  Successful completion of the Reading Teacher test (#177) or the Reading Specialist test (#176) AND completion of 24 hours of credit in Reading with coursework in all the following areas.

 

 

·       Foundations in reading:  CI 475, CI 502, CI 503, or CI 504

·       Content-area reading:  CI 472, CI 473, or CI 582 (only 2 hrs count toward this endorsement if using CI 582)  CI 471 and CI 503 will also count, but they are focused on primary grades.

·       Assessment & diagnosis of reading problems: CI 575

·       Developmental & remedial reading instruction & support:  CI 576

·       Developmental & remedial materials & resources:  CI 575 or CI 576

·       Literature appropriate to students across all grade ranges:  CI 567, CI 568, CI 585 or CI 587 (CI 499 MCL prior to spring 2012).  CI 467 will also count, but it is focused on primary grades.

·       Reading practicum:  CI 577

Note:  Additional courses that may count as "reading electives " are CI 465 or CI 468. 

Note:  The Reading Teacher program is a graduate-level program only.

Secondary Level Science:  The secondary science endorsement requires extensive knowledge of a core of the entire science field as well as a specific area of designation where a content-area test is required.  Science designations:  Biology; Chemistry; Earth & Space Science; Environmental Science; and Physics

 

First science endorsements require:

1.    32 hours in the sciences

1.    At least 12 hours in the designation

2.    Coursework from at least two other designations in the sciences

3.    Coursework from both biological and physical science disciplines

2.    Pass the content-area exam for the designation.

Someone with a science designation endorsement may teach all science subjects, but only the designated content at the honors or AP level. Subsequent designations in the sciences require passing the designation content-area test.  For subsequent endorsements in science, the candidate must have at least 12 hours in the designation and pass the appropriate content-area test.

 

Secondary Level Social Science:  The secondary social science endorsement requires extensive knowledge of a core of the entire social science field as well as a specific area of designation where a content-area test is required.  Social Science designations:  Economics; Geography; History; Political Science; Psychology; and Sociology/Anthropology

 

First social science endorsement requires:

1.    32 hours in the social sciences

1.    At least 12 hours in one designation

2.    Coursework from at least two other designations in the social sciences

2.    Pass the content-area exam for the designation

Someone with a social science designation endorsement may teach all social science subjects, but only the designated content at the honors or AP level.  Subsequent designations in the social sciences require passing the designation content-area test.  For subsequent endorsements in social science, the candidate must have at least 12 hours in the designation and pass the appropriate content-area test.

Secondary Level Technology Specialist

Requires at least 24 semester hours of college coursework demonstrably related to the subject area that is aligned to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 27.470 (Technology Specialist),

and has passed the relevant content-area test. The following UIUC College of Education courses align to the technology specialist subject area – 

EPS 431, EPS 535, EPS 554, HRD 472/CI484, HRD 572, HRD 575, EPSY 556, EPS 415, EPSY 408, EPSY 474/HRD 474, EPSY 590ML, SPED 413;

and the following UIUC courses from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science align tdo the technology specialist subject area –

LIS 390CC, LIS 390W1A, LIS 451, LIS 452, LIS 453, LIS 458, LIS 490DBL, LIS 490 IL, LIS 490TEL, LIS 515, LIS 590IIL, LIS 590LWL, LIS 590NA, and LIS 590PV

Teacher Leader:

Requires admission to the EPOL Teacher Leader Specialization (see http://education.illinois.edu/online-offcampus/programs-degrees/tls). Admission requires a minimum of 2 years of successful PK-12 professional experience as a teacher, a valid and current PEL, and evidence of having passed one of the approved tests of basic skills (see http://cote.illinois.edu/certification/documents/act_procedures_for_admission.pdf).

 


 

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