The Bilingual endorsement allows the holder to teach Bilingual/Bicultural education in all public schools.  The certificate for Bilingual requires 12 credit hours of formal instruction in linguistics, language acquisition, developing literacy skills for the second language learner, and methods and theory of bilingual/ESL education.

Students will take courses in:

  • Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Developmental Literacy for ESL & Bilingual Learners
  • Methods & Theory of Teaching ESL & Bilingual Learners

The Learning Outcomes of the program include:

  • Students will learn how to assess second language learners and teach them effectively in the aspects of language including speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Students will create, evaluate, and use English language teaching materials.
  • Students will explore how languages function historically, socially, and culturally.
  • Students will learn how to develop the literacy skills of the second language learner.