Before Applying

NOTE: ACT/SAT and Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) scores are no longer required for admission to the program.

Application Deadline

The BAT and FLTE licensure program application deadline is February 1 in spring semester and November 15 in fall semester. Students who are interested in applying to either program are strongly encouraged to attend the FLTE information meetings that are held each October.

Before Beginning the Application Process:

You MUST complete the following:
1 Meet with the advisor for the language you wish to teach
2 Have your DARS approved by the language advisor
3 Create an 8-Semester Plan with the language advisor

Application materials CANNOT be processed until the completion of the steps listed above has been verified by the language advisor.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS: Failure to meet with the language advisor as your first step may hinder your ability to complete the application process in a timely manner.

The following information should be taken into account BEFORE beginning the Field Experience and Shadowing Hours required for the BAT Application:
◾Field experience hours should be completed in a classroom where the sole subject being taught is the language you want to teach. Any field experience completed in a bilingual** classroom WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
◾Any field experience completed in an ESL classroom WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
◾Applicants to the BAT in Latin may complete their tutoring experience in the Humanities, including: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, World/Ancient History, and/or Latin
◾Field Experience and Shadowing Hours completed prior to the equivalent of third-semester enrollment status at the University of Illinois WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
◾Pre-professional experiences completed in high school WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
◾A BAT Application should be begun BEFORE performing any Field Experience or Shadowing Hours. Observation hours are recorded as part of the application process and may not be recorded properly if an application has not been submitted.

**A bilingual classroom is a classroom in which ALL subjects (math, geography, etc.) are taught in both a foreign language and English.