The (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) TESOL program offers graduate courses that can be taken by individuals who are already state licensed teachers who wish to qualify for State Of Illinois Endorsement to teach ESL. For undergraduate students who are working toward a state certification and would like to simultaneously complete coursework leading to the endorsement at the undergraduate level, please refer to the Minor in TESL.

Credit hours required: 18 (and 100 clock hours of clinical experience)


The program admits students for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Career Options

The TESOL endorsement leads to careers in the areas of pre-k-12 public and private schools. 

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the TESOL endorsement and the courses offered toward the program.

TESOL, Endorsement

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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