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Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Bilingual/Bicultural Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

Degree Info > MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies (Academic Track)

MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies (Academic Track)

Academic Track not leading to certification

MA in Bilingual/Bicultural - Studies 33 Points (Minimum)

For students interested in the role of bilingualism and biculturalism in or outside of schools, but who are not interested in teacher certification.

Note:
  • Required courses may not be substituted. Electives are taken to complete 33 points.
  • Breadth Requirement: The breadth requirement consists of 3 courses at a minimum of 2 points each (a minimum of 6 points total); these courses must be taken outside of the BBE Program, and within TC.
  • A&HB 4150 should be taken in your final Fall semester before you plan to graduate. The Integrative Project is based on an inquiry that starts in this course.
  • If you already have your own classroom, take the Practicum for 3 credits. If you need a classroom placement, you must take the Practicum for 4 credits.

Required Courses

Fall I

  • A&HB 4021 Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
  • A&HB 4801-04 Language Workshops in Bilingual Education  (1 point)

Spring I

  • A&HB 4024 Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
  • A&HB 4075 Cross-Cultural Communication and Classroom Ecology (3 points)

Fall II

  • Teacher Inquiry: Bilingual Education (1-3 points)
  • Practicum in Bilingual Institutions (3-4 points)

Policy elective courses (recommended)

  • A&HB 4199 Current topics in bilingualism & bilingual education (3 points)
  • A&HB 5024 Bilingual/multilingual ed: International perspectives (3 points)
  • C&T    4032 Gender, difference and curriculum (2 points)
  • EDPP  5042 Urban politics and education (3 points)
  • EDPP  5045 Race, ethnicity and U.S. educational policy (3 points)
  • EDPS  4000 Education and public policy (3 points)
  • ITSF    4025 Languages, Societies and Schools (3 points)
  • ITSF    4013 Literacy & Development (2-3 points)
  • ITSF    4199 Issues in Anthropology & Education (3 points)
  • ITSF    5199 Issues & Topics in International Education (3 points)
  • MSTU  4005 Equity, ethical and social issues in educational technology (3 points)

Research elective courses (recommended)

  • A&HL 4003 School of linguistic analysis (3 points)
  • A&HL 4104 Discourse analysis (3 points)
  • A&HL 4106 Text and textuality (3 points)
  • A&HL 5008 Interlanguage analysis (3 points)
  • EDPS 5020 Survey research methods (3 points)
  • EDPS 5022 Sociology of educational systems (3 points)
  • HBSK 5085 Observing and assessing preschool children (3 points)
  • HUDM 4050 Introduction to measurement (3 points)
  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3 points)
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3 points)
  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3 points)
  • ITSF    4015 Introduction to computers, language, and literacy (3 points)
  • ITSF    4060 Latinos in urban schools (3 points)
  • ITSF    5000 Methods of inquiry: ethnography & participant observation (3 points)
  • ITSF    5016 Ethnography of education (3 points)
  • ITSF    5519 Research in language and literacy I (3 points)
  • ITSF    5520 Research in language and literacy II (3 points)

Teaching elective courses (recommended)

  • A&HB 4020 Foundations of Bilingual Special Education (3 points)
  • A&HB 4028 Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings (3 points)
  • A&HB 4121 Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design (3 points)
  • A&HB 4133 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Science (1-3 points)
  • A&HB 4134 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Math (1-3 points)
  • A&HB 5123 Guidance techniques for bil/bic child & family (3 points)
  • A&HL 4076 TESOL Methodologies for K-6 (3 points)
  • C&T    4052 Designing curriculum and instruction (2 points)
  • ORLD 4051 How adults learn (3 points)