Add Credentials To Your Teaching License

Roosevelt University’s College of Education offers a variety of advanced language and leadership programs that prepare our graduates to serve diverse student populations. Students will be equipped to develop valuable skills and gain the key credentials needed to effectively shape future generations.

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Master’s in Dual Language Teacher Leadership

Learn techniques that employ effective dual language instruction to support diverse students. This hybrid program will qualify you to add Bilingual/ESL and Teacher Leader endorsements to your Illinois teaching license.

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Master’s in Instructional Leadership

Explore dual language instructional and leadership strategies. Through this hybrid degree program, you'll become eligible to add the principal or teacher leader endorsement to your Illinois teaching license.

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Master’s in Literacy Leadership

Meet the reading, writing and oral communication needs of PreK-12 students. Program graduates will be eligible to add either the reading specialist, reading teacher, LBS1 or bilingual/ESL endorsement to their Illinois teaching licenses.

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Master’s in Second Language Special Education

Advance language and behavioral instruction to support diverse learners and English language learners – fully online. Program graduates will be eligible to add key bilingual/ESL and LBS1 endorsements to their Illinois licenses.

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Illinois Teacher Endorsements

Our endorsement‐only options for teachers equip educators to improve teaching and learning, strengthen career prospects, and provide leadership in diverse classroom and school communities. Illinois licensed teachers receive a reduction in tuition on courses that count toward the LBS I and Bilingual/ESL endorsements. Those who complete the endorsements can apply their coursework toward applicable graduate degrees from Roosevelt’s College of Education.