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Bilingual/Bicultural Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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.

  • Non-TC students and current TC students who wish to enroll in the Advanced Certificate Program must complete a non-degree student application through the Office of Admission, and submit the BBE Supplemental Application by contacting the Program Secretary, Ashley Hawkins at bilingual-bicultural@tc.columbia.edu.

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, Fall [4323], Fall [4720])

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)

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

*For Advanced Certificate students, the Student Teaching/Practicum experience consists of 100 fieldwork hours in a bilingual setting, plus weekly class meetings.

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