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Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education (BIL) minor is specifically designed for teacher education majors interested in earning a bilingual endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educators License.

Why Study Bilingual Education?

The Bilingual Education endorsement allows teachers to work in dual-language classrooms where content is delivered in both English and an additional language. Fluency in English and a second language is required for the BIL endorsement and is built into the minor admission criteria. The BIL endorsement will be applied to the content area and age range on the teaching license.

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on

Applicants must be fluent in the desired endorsement language and demonstrate that fluency by passing the ILTS Target Language Proficiency Test prior to acceptance into the minor. Learn more about fluency exams #56-90, depending on the language.

Application Period

Applications will be accepted during the TCH major/minor change windows in February, May and September.

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