Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement

Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement

Greenville University offers methods coursework that leads to Middle Grades (5-8) endorsements in Language Arts in a convenient online format. Additionally, Greenville University offers the methods coursework that leads to Middle Grades (grades 5-8) endorsements in Social Science, Mathematics, and Science. For those currently holding an Illinois PEL, you can expand your career options and increase your earning potential by adding a Middle Grades endorsement. The Middle Grades Endorsement requires a content-specific methods course within the 18-hour coursework requirement and the passing of the appropriate content area test.

Advancement Courses Partnership!

Greenville University and Advancement Courses are partnering together to offer ISBE pre-approved semester hours to help you earn your Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement. Register today!


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A candidate's credentials improve when you add an endorsement to his/her teaching qualifications to be more marketable. It demonstrates the desire to increase your knowledge to professional development as a teacher.
Advancement Courses Partnership

We are partnering with Advancement Courses to offer ISBE-approved semester hours toward your Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement.

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Make earning your endorsement stress-free by completing your coursework 100% online. 

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Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement Course Requirements

What are the requirements to earn a Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement?

Teachers must (1) complete 18 semester hours of coursework in the content area, including a methods course, and (2) pass the Language Arts (201) exam.

Note: Some of your prior coursework may count toward the 18 semester hours required for the endorsement. Our Educator Services team will work with you to determine which courses to take to fulfill your requirements.

Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.