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.
All degrees below lead to Initial Certification in Childhood Education (grades 1-6). There is an optional Middle Childhood Extension Certification (grades 5-9) for these programs as well.
*Optional Middle Childhood Extension Certification (grades 5-9)
For students interested in the role of bilingualism and biculturalism in or outside of schools, but who are not interested in teacher certification.
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Course 4080 examines the influence of culture in the design and implementation of school instruction. On this particular day, Dr. Chang, Lecturer in BBE, and her class experience a hands-on activity designed to introduce race and color to children in an unbiased way, and reflect on the role of the teacher in creating cultural learning environments.