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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 Bilingual 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 4323*
 Practicum in Bilingual/Bicultural Settings 3-4 points, Fall

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 Practicum experience consists of 50 fieldwork hours in a bilingual setting in the student's LOTE, plus weekly class meetings, usually after taking A&HB 4021, A&HB 4121, and A&HB 4028. If you need a classroom placement, you must take the Practicum for 4 credits.