Bilingual-ESL Endorsement

GWC is no longer accepting applicants to this program.
The number of children who come from a non-English language background is rapidly increasing in public and private schools throughout the United States. Illinois, among many other states, faces a shortage of teachers with certification in Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) Education. Many of these positions go unfilled every year. Aurora University’s College of Education has taken pride in keeping abreast of changing trends and needs in the communities it serves. This endorsement program offers the courses required for your certification in the field of Bilingual/ESL Education. You can join the group of teachers prepared to meet the linguistic and academic needs of today’s diverse student population!

Classes are offered at off-campus and on-campus sites throughout the university’s operating region in Illinois and Wisconsin. They are delivered collaboratively via a partnership between Aurora University and an individual school district or a consortium of small districts. Courses are delivered by College of Education faculty. Diversify your portfolio and contribute to your school district. Become a member of the George Williams College family!

Contact the program coordinator at George Williams College at or 262-245-8564 for specific information about Wisconsin certification.

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