Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Certificate

(Code 940-601)

The Bilingual-Bicultural Education Certificate leads to endorsement to teach in a bilingual-bicultural educational program in the license area. The courses comprising this certificate will train candidates to work in two languages of instruction using grade-level academic content material.

This certificate program requires 18 credits. The student must complete all of the courses in the certificate with a C or higher.
Core Courses
ES 283Supporting Multilingual Learners3
ES 405Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages3
ES 411Methods of Bilingual/Bicultural Content-Based Instruction and Curriculum Design2
ES 471Student Teaching in Special Subjects1-3
FLG 378Second Language Acquisition Theory3
Choose One English Language Course (3 credits)
Intercultural Communication
Introductory English Linguistics
Topics in the Structure of English
Topics in Language in Society
Choose One Culture Course (3 credits)
Language in Culture and Society
Foreign Civilization and Culture
Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture
Latin American Civilization

Admissions Requirements

1. Currently enrolled in a teacher licensure program or holds a teaching license under such. VI of PI 34 or equivalent

2. Demonstrate proficiency in English. For non-native English speakers, proficiency in English will be determined by an interview and/or a SPEAK Test which is a test of oral proficiency for non-native speakers of English

3. Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish through a score of Advanced Low on the ACTFL (both Oral and Written) Passing scores must be submitted the semester before student teaching.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Candidates demonstrate specialized field knowledge of second language acquisition and linguistic features of the languages of instruction recognizing the importance of diverse learners within the context of the school and community.
  • Candidates design curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices relating to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional development of bilingual students.
  • Candidates incorporate assessment techniques focused on student learning such as performance assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments.