Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement


This program equips teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively teach English Learners (ELs) in mainstream and English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom contexts. The program provides comprehensive instruction specific to ELs in today’s classrooms and schools, including second language acquisition theories and research, effective and innovative methods of instruction and assessment, and comprehensive knowledge about language, language policy, and more. Designed specifically for in-service educators, the program blends professional learning with 50% online with classroom-based applications and collaboration.


Cohorts are available at the Water Tower Campus starting every Fall (late August) term. This cohort program is available to Chicago Public School teachers and Catholic school teachers with a tuition discount.

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