Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/ Bicultural Education

Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education  15-16 Points

The Advanced Certificate is for students who are pursuing a Masters degree in another program (must already hold or be pursuing Initial Certification in that program), or non-degree students who already have teacher certification and want the Biingual Extension Certification, but not a Masters degree in Bilingual Education.

This is not a degree program. It may be completed in as little as one year.

Required courses

A&HB 4021   
 Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education   
3 points, Fall   
A&HB 4028  Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings
3 points, Spring
A&HB 4121  Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Design Elem/Middle Sch 3 points, Fall
A&HB 4720 or 4323*
 Student Teaching/Practicum in Bil/Bic Settings 3-4 points, Spring

Electives (one or more courses) 

A&HB 4024  
 Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bic Education  
3 points, Spring
A&HB 4075
 Cross-Cultural Communication & Classroom Ecology
3 points, Spring
A&HB 4133
 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Science 1-3 points, Spring
A&HB 4134  Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Math 1-3 points, Spring
A&HB 4801-04 
 Language Workshops In Bilingual Education 1 point

Other courses offered in the Bilingual/Bicultural Program--see current course schedule.

*For Advanced Certificate students, the Student Teaching/Practicum experience consists of 50 fieldwork hours in a bilingual setting, plus weekly class meetings.