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Bilingual/Bicultural Education

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

Contact Information


Phone: (212) 678-3758

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How to Apply

Please note: Admission requirements for those seeking New York State Teacher Certification have changed. Please visit the Office of Admissions website for the latest information.

To apply for one of the MA programs, please visit the Teachers College Admission website. Applications must be submitted via the online portal. TC no longer publishes paper applications. Applicants may only have one active application at a time.

Major Codes - Be sure to put the correct one on your application. See the Degree Guide for information about the different tracks. If you are applying for Dual Certification, make sure to indicate in your statement of purpose if you wish to be considered for Stream A, B, or BiSPED.

Major CodeDegree Track
MA-BILG Master of Arts - Academic Track
MA-BILC-DU Master of Arts - Dual Certification (Stream A or B)
MA-BILG-EX Master of Arts - Bilingual Extension Certification
MA-BILC-TR Master of Arts - Transitional B, Peace Corps
MA-BILS-DU Master of Arts - Childhood Special Education Studies (BiSPED)
CERT-BILG-EX Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education (non-degree track)

Please note:

  • All admission decisions are final
  • Applicants who seek feedback on negative decisions should direct correspondence to the Associate Director of Admissions, Simone Varadian at or 212-678-7451, who will respond directly. As a general matter, TC does not explain negative decisions.
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