Master of Arts in Bilingual Education

MA in Bilingual Education with Elementary or Secondary Bilingual Cross-Endorsement

Education Courses
ED 0429Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ED 0512Contemporary Schooling in Society3
ED 0552Participatory Research and Advocacy in School and Community Settings3
or ED 0499 Introduction to Educational Research
MD 0400Introduction to Educational Technology3
TESOL/Bilingual Courses
SL 0423Foundations of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education3
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
SL 0527Testing and Assessment in TESOL and Bilingual Programs3
Select one state-approved bilingual education methods class3
Select one state-approved culture course3
Select one course in the area of Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction3
Select one additional elective course3
SL 0099Comprehensive Examination in TESOL and Bilingual/Multicultural Education0
Total Credits33

Additional Requirements

  1. Competence in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, or French/Haitian is required.
  2. Pass the American Council of Foreign Language Teachers (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test with a minimum score of "Advanced Low" in the world language of instruction.

MA in Bilingual Education: Elementary with a Concentration in Leadership in English Acquisition Pedagogy

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education
SL 0419Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom3
First and Second Language Acquisition
SL 0420Linguistic Foundations of English Acquisition3
Linguistic and Academic Assessment
SL 0421Linguistics and Language Assessment3
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction
SL 0441Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education3
Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction
SL 0530Content Language & Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs3
Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
Additional Courses
SL 0433Elementary TESOL/Bilingual Advanced Practicum3
SL 0540Capstone Seminar in English Acquisition Pedagogy3
Select three elementary-focused electives chosen in consultation with advisor9
Total Credits33

MA in Bilingual Education: Secondary with a Concentration in Leadership in English Acquisition Pedagogy

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education
SL 0419Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom3
First and Second Language Acquisition
SL 0420Linguistic Foundations of English Acquisition3
Linguistic and Academic Assessment
SL 0421Linguistics and Language Assessment3
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction
SL 0441Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education3
Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction
SL 0530Content Language & Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs3
Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
SL 0436TESOL Methods and Materials Development3
Additional courses
SL 0489Secondary TESOL/Bilingual Advanced Practicum3
SL 0540Capstone Seminar in English Acquisition Pedagogy3
Select three secondary-focused electives chosen in consultation with advisor9
Total Credits33

Cross-Endorsement in Bilingual Education without the MA

Select 18 hours of approved coursework, including study in each of the following areas:18
First and Second Language Acquisition, including Language and Literacy Development
Linguistic and Academic Assessment
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction
Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction
Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education
Total Credits18