Provost & Academic Vice President

Student Learning Outcomes

Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education  (B.S.Ed.)


Based on standards established by the Illinois Administrative Code (Part 27.420), upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a comprehensive command of the language of instruction, subject matter, methods of inquiry, and structure of the discipline(s) and create learning experiences that make the content meaningful to all students while building on the students' linguistic and cultural diversity
  2. understand how individuals grow, develop, and learn and provide effective learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, linguistic, and personal development of all students
  3. understand how students differ in their approaches to learning based on their cultural backgrounds and individual experiences and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners
  4. understand instructional planning and design instruction based upon knowledge of the discipline, educational materials, technology, diversity of the community, and curriculum goals
  5. understand the use of individual and group motivation and behavior to establish a caring, inclusive, safe, and linguistically and culturally rich community of learning
  6. understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills in the learning of both content and languages
  7. use knowledge of effective written, verbal, nonverbal, and visual communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom
  8. understand various formal and informal assessment strategies and use them to support the continuous development of all students
  9. understand the role of the community in education and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and the community to support students' learning and well-being
  10. be a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates how his/her choices and actions affect culturally and linguistically diverse students and their parents and therefore seek opportunities to grow professionally from interactions with students, their parents, and other professionals
  11. understand education as a profession, maintain standards of professional conduct, and provide leadership to improve the learning and well-being of students for whom English is a new language

In addition to the outcomes listed above, all professional educator licensure programs at Western Illinois University are designed to meet the 2013 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (IAC 23, Part 25)  and are also aligned with the standards established by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.  These standards can be found at the links below: