STEP: Short Term Endorsement Project

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) through the Center for College Access and Success is offering tuition-benefit programs towards Bilingual/English as a Second Language (BIL/ESL) SPED Approval for special education teachers and school support personnel.  

The program also offers support for the completion of BIL/ESL Endorsement or Dual Credit Qualification for all teachers who have begun taking courses.

All activities must be completed by September 30, 2017.

If you are interested, please complete this inquiry form.

For general information: Flyer and FAQs.

For more information call or email: 312-563-7236 or


This program is funded in part by the No Child Left Behind-Improving Teacher Quality State Grants program awarded through the Illinois Board of Higher Education



Summer of 2017 opportunities include:

  • BILl/ESL Special Education Approval for SPED Teachers

  • BIL/ESL Special Education Approval for School Support Personnel

  • Completion of BIL/ESL Endorsement

  • Completion of Dual Credit Qualification