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English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Endorsements

Application Deadline and Contacts

Priority DeadlineGeneral Deadline
February 15th
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Those applying for a part of specific cohort should comply with the deadlines announced by their school or district
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Admission Requirements

Cohort Model: This program is following a cohort model. A cohort of students who attend together all of the required courses leading to a degree. In this model, students benefit from networking and building professional relationships with one another during the course of their program. Once a cohort is formed, the students remain together for the duration of their endorsement program. The development of the cohort is contingent upon reaching the required numbers of enrolled students.

  1. A Completed Application Form. You may submit your application form online
    *Students currently enrolled in a program leading to teacher licensure need to complete the re-application form and submit it directly to the Coordinator of Student Academic Services, School of Education, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. No other documents are required.
  2. Official Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record. Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. 

    In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
  3. Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 2 pages, and you should describe your:

    1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals.
    2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.
  4. Illinois Teaching License
    Proof of teaching or work experience must be submitted. A letter from the Ministry of Education or a local agency may be used for confirmation of work experience. At least two years of teaching or work experience relevant to your professional goals in a school or community organization or agency must be documented and submitted.
  5. Resume
    A current resume that highlights experience relevant to your professional goals 
  6. Citizenship Required for Licensure
    Persons seeking state licensure must be US citizens, permanent residents or have a resident alien card.
  7. International Students
    Additional requirements for International applicants including English Language and Transcript & Credentials can be found on our International Students page

Admission Requirements

Cohort Model: This program is following a cohort model. A cohort of students who attend together all of the required courses leading to a degree. In this model, students benefit from networking and building professional relationships with one another during the course of their program. Once a cohort is formed, the students remain together for the duration of their endorsement program. The development of the cohort is contingent upon reaching the required numbers of enrolled students.

  1. A Completed Application Form. You may submit your application form online
    *Students currently enrolled in a program leading to teacher licensure need to complete the re-application form and submit it directly to the Coordinator of Student Academic Services, School of Education, 820 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. No other documents are required.
  2. Official Transcripts
    Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor’s degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record. Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. 

    In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.
  3. Personal Statement
    Your statement should be 2 pages, and you should describe your:

    1. Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals.
    2. Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice.
  4. Illinois Teaching License
    Proof of teaching or work experience must be submitted. A letter from the Ministry of Education or a local agency may be used for confirmation of work experience. At least two years of teaching or work experience relevant to your professional goals in a school or community organization or agency must be documented and submitted.
  5. Resume
    A current resume that highlights experience relevant to your professional goals 
  6. Citizenship Required for Licensure
    Persons seeking state licensure must be US citizens, permanent residents or have a resident alien card.
  7. International Students
    Additional requirements for International applicants including English Language and Transcript & Credentials can be found on our International Students page