Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Welcome to the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program

The Bilingual/Bicultural graduate degree program at Teachers College takes a sociocultural approach to the learning of languages and literacies. Through comprehensive and innovative coursework, hands-on experiences in New York City schools, and research projects, you’ll explore bilingual teaching and learning. While we address what it means for student success to speak, read, and write in more than one language, we emphasize learning through multiple languages. As both an academic and teacher education program, this flexible degree path will help you achieve your goals—whether that’s to advance your career as an educator, prepare for doctoral work, or do language policy or other work outside of the classroom.

Choose Your Program

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

  • If you wish to teach adults we encourage you apply for other programs at Teachers College as you may combine any degree at TC with the Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. It is also possible to obtain Bilingual/Bicultural Studies specialization/emphasis with any degree offered at Teachers College.
  • If you wish to obtain an M.A., Ed.M. or Doctoral degree within another cooperating Teachers College program, but who have an interest in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, may choose Bilingual/Bicultural Education as an emphasis.
  • You may also be looking for the Bilingual Extension Institute (BEI) that is part of the Speech Language Pathology Program at Teachers College.

Please contact us with questions, we're more than happy to help even if our program isn't the right program for you.


Our Alumni

A Visit with BBE Alumni at Dos Puentes Elementary School

Take a look inside Dos Puentes Elementary School, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood, with Principal and founder Dr. Victoria Hunt (Ed.D. '09), teacher Rebeca Madrigal (M.A. '98), and teacher Sabrina Poms (M.A. '17) as they discuss the value of bilingualism, the importance of dual-language schools like Dos Puentes, and the Bilingual/Bicultural Education program.


Admissions Information

Application Requirements

  • Bilingual/Bicultural Childhood Education
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Childhood Education (Peace Corps Fellows)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Childhood Special Education (BiSPED)
    • Master of Arts Initial Cert: Childhood, Students w/ Disabilities, and Bilingual Extension
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Bilingual Bicultural Education

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