The 36 semester-hour master’s degree in bilingual education provides preparation for teaching and coordinator/director positions focusing on development, coordination and evaluation of bilingual and dual language programs.
The M.Ed. or M.S. provides a sound combination of theory, methodology and substantive application, with some coursework flexibility within areas of program emphasis. Prescribed courses may be waived or substituted with committee approval, based on student experience and previous training, or demonstration of required skills. The program develops curriculum theory, instructional content, teaching methodology, accountability/evaluation strategies and family/community partnering. Classes are delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, video conferencing, and online.
The bilingual education master’s program is now completely available online.
Federal/state funds are sometimes available for tuition waivers in the Bilingual Education Program for qualified in-service teachers in selected school districts.
The degree program provides ample opportunities for field-based experience. In addition to success in seminar courses, enrollees must demonstrate these skills applied to educational settings for second language learners, including dual language and bilingual programs. These competencies include:
Five core classes prepare teachers to take the Bilingual Education Supplemental Exam. The remaining courses advance knowledge in and provide opportunities for the following: