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This resource section includes information and links to Schools that offer a TESOL or Bilingual Education degree, certification or endorsement in the State of Illinois. More resources are available on Illinois TESOL-BE 's Teaching, Online Journals, and Organizations resource webpages.


Chicago State University
Dr. Miguel Fernandez
215 Education Bldg
Chicago IL, 60628
Phone: 773-995-3749
Studies offered: BS in Education - Bilingual Elementary Education; MS in Education - Bilingual Education

Aurora University
Dr. Shajaira Lopez
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-844-4649
Studies offered: BA in Elementary Education; BA in Early Childhood Special Education with Bilingual/ESL; MA in Curriculum and Instruction with Bilingual/ESL; English as a Second Language Endorsement; Bilingual Education Endorsement.

DePaul University Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (WRD)
Dr. Jason Schneider
2320 North Kenmore Ave
Chicago IL 60614

Phone: 773-325-7740
TESOL Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Jason Schneider
Studies Offered: Graduate Certificate in TESOL


DePaul University Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (WRD)
802 W. Belden Avenue
255 McGaw Hall
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-325-4180
TESOL Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Christine Tardy
Studies Offered: Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Illinois State University
Department of English
Campus Box 4240
Normal, IL 61790
Phone: 309-438-3667
Degrees offered: Undergraduate Minor in TESOL; Undergraduate
or Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
TESOL Program Director
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
100 Campus View Drive
Lincoln, IL 62656
Office: 217-732-3168 ext. 2292
Fax: 217-732-1729
Studies offered: ESL Teacher Education Endorsement; ESL Academic Certificate

Northern Illinois University
Department of English
DeKalb, IL 60115-2683 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-815-753-6602
Fax: 1-815-753-0606
Contact Person: D. Macdonald (
Studies offered: MA focus in TESOL

Northeastern Illinois University
Teacher Education Department
Dr. Joaquin Villegas
Office CLS-3024
Chicago, IL 60607-7106
Phone: 773-442-6000 ext. 5381
Studies offered: MA in Teaching: Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program

Northeastern Illinois University
Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
Office LWH 3062
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-442-5872
Studies offered: MA in TESL/TEFL: Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department of English Language and Literature
Peck Hall 3206
Box 1431
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1774 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-618-650-2060
Studies offered: MA TESL; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in TESL;
ESL endorsement

University of Illinois at Chicago
Dept. of Linguistics 
1715 University Hall
Chicago, IL, 60607-7120
Tel: (+1) (312) 996-3241
Director: Richard Cameron (
Studies offered: MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Michael Herkes
College of Education - M/C 147
Office of Student Services
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7133
Studies offered: Bilingual Endorsement/Approval; English as a New Language Endorsement/Approval

Western Illinois University
Dr. P. Lance Ternasky
Horrabin Hall 80
Office: Horrabin Hall 80
Telephone: 309/298-1183
Fax: 309/298-2222
Studies offered: BS in Education - Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Wheaton College
Graduate School
Graduate Program in Ministries
Graduate Admissions Office, 501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-888-0141 or 1-630-752-5195
Fax: 1-630-752-5935
Studies offered: MA in Intercultural Studies and TESOL; Certificate in TESL;
Intensive Training in TESL

North Park College
3225 W. Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60625
Dr.Angie Balodimas-Bartolomei,
ESL Endorsement Coordinator
Teacher Education, K-12 & Secondary Advisor

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