Undergraduates in the Goodwin College of Education have a variety of options for adding a second endorsement to their Professional Educator License (PEL) by the time they graduate from NEIU. Second endorsements in high-need areas are often very valuable for securing jobs in all fields of licensure, but especially elementary education. Some endorsements are tied to an academic minor; all of the endorsements align with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements for subsequent endorsements. Please explore the links below to learn more about the options that are available and consult with your academic advisor if you would like more information or do not see the endorsement that you are interested in listed below.
SUBSEQUENT ENDORSEMENTS CONNECTED TO A MINOR
- Bilingual Education, Minor
- Health Promotions, Minor
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Minor
OTHER SUBSEQUENT ENDORSEMENTS
- Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2
The Early Childhood endorsement is an excellent subsequent endorsement for teacher candidates who are earning an elementary endorsement. The endorsement may be added by passing the content exam and completing 18 semester hours of coursework in Child Growth and Development; Planning and Assessment; Methods and Content Pedagogy; Literacy Methods; and Collaborative Relationships with Family or Communities. For more information, contact Ulisa Blakely, firstname.lastname@example.org, (773) 442-5389.
- Special Education LBS I (PK-21)
This endorsement requires the completion of four courses: Teaching Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities- (SPED 376); Development & Characteristics of Children w/Exceptional Learning Needs - SPED 272 (372); Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for Students w/Exceptional Learning Needs - SPED 382; and Informal Assessment and Progress Monitoring - SPED 383. For more information, contact Jason Gallardo at email@example.com or (773) 442-5933.
- Middle Grades 5-8 in General Science, Language Arts, Mathematics or Social Sciences
The Middle Grades 5-8 endorsement is an excellent endorsement for teacher candidates who are also earning an elementary endorsement. The endorsement may be added by passing the content exam and completing 18 semester hours of coursework in one of the following content areas: General Science, Language Arts, Mathematics or Social Sciences. For more information, contact Sean Condon, firstname.lastname@example.org, (773) 442-5374.
- Elementary Education, Physical Education, Reading and Other Teaching Fields
In general, 18 semester hours of coursework is required for a subsequent endorsement in these and all other teaching fields. A passing score on the appropriate content test also is required. More information about these and all other subsequent endorsements is available on the ISBE website. For more information, consult with a GCOE undergraduate academic advisor.