Teachers, parents and families with children are invited to

FREE Back to School Bi-Literacy Event

September 23, 2017

Build your classroom, home, and school library with free resources! View curriculum exhibits and student projects. Enjoy hands on activities for children and music presentations.

Take a look at the Flyer. Register HERE




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 bilendorsements@neiu.edu

To pay the $50.00 STEP Commitment fee, please click HERE.

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









If you have completed all the required ESL/BIL coursework:

  • Apply for your Approval or Endorsement through ISBE here

  • Request transcripts from NEIU here

  • Download template for Principal Letter (Endorsement only) here



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