Students who 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. These students will take highly individualized core courses within both programs. Emphasis students will simultaneously meet both their department’s requirements and the requirements of the Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. If interested in pursuing this course of study, students must first get approval from their program, then make an appointment with a BBE faculty member.
The number of points required for Bilingual Emphasis varies with the degree desired:
- 12 points for an M.A. (no transfer credits accepted)
- 18 points for an Ed.M.
- 24 points for an Ed.D.
Following is a list of courses recommended for emphasis students. The content and scope of courses will be contingent upon the major, degree, and interest of the student. If you have any doubts, please consult an adviser. In addition, please check the current course schedule to see which courses are offered, as not all courses are offered every year.
Courses offered at least once per year:
- A&HB 4020 Bilingualism and Disability (3 points)
- A&HB 4021 Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
- A&HB 4024 Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
- A&HB 4028 Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings (3 points)
- A&HB 4075 Cross-Cultural Communication and Classroom Ecology (3 points)
- A&HB 4121 Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Design Elem/Mid School (3 points)
- A&HB 4133 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Science (1-3 points)
- A&HB 4134 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Math (1-3 points)
- A&HB 4150 Teacher Inquiry: Bilingual Education (1-3 points)
- A&HB 4323 Practicum in Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
- A&HB 4720 Student Teaching in Bilingual/Bicultural Settings (4 points)
Courses not guaranteed to be offered every year:
- A&HB 4029 Latino Children's Literature and Literacies (3 points)
- A&HB 4199 Current Topics in Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
- A&HB 4801 Language Workshops in Bilingual Education (1 point)
- A&HB 5021 Assessment and Evaluation in Bilingual Education (3 points)
- A&HB 5024 Bi/Multicultural Education: International Perspectives (3 points)
- A&HB 5123 School Counseling of Bil/Bic Children and their Families (3 points)
- A&HB 6521 Seminar in Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Ed.M. or Ed.D) (1-3 points)
Students seeking state teacher certification may need to complete a student teaching experience. Please use the information provided below, and also consult with an adviser.
- As an emphasis student who is interested in state certification (Pre- K-12), a supervised teaching experience is required in a bilingual/bicultural classroom setting where the language other than English is the medium of instruction.
- If you do not have your own bilingual/bicultural classroom, sign up with your advisor. You will be placed as a student teacher in a bilingual/bicultural classroom with a cooperating teacher. You will be expected to be at your placement for at least 3 full non-paid days per week for the duration of the College semester as well as meet other requirements.
- Emphasis students who come into the program and are presently full-time teachers in a bilingual/bicultural classroom where the language other than English is the medium of instruction should register for the practicum (A&HB 4323).
- If you are a full-time teacher but are not presently in a bilingual/bicultural classroom and wish to register for the practicum (A&HB 4323), make arrangements with your school principal so as to ensure that you have a bilingual/bicultural classroom where the language other than English is the medium of instruction during the period of the practicum (A&HB 4323).
- An emphasis student who is interested in state certification (Middle or Secondary 6-12) is required to complete a practicum experience.
- If you find yourself teaching at the secondary level, you should make sure that you have a bilingual/bicultural education classroom where the language other than English is the medium of instruction. This needs to be coordinated with some care since your previous teaching experience in a bilingual/bicultural classroom and your practicum (A&HB 4323) experience need to complement each other: one should be in Middle School (6-9) and the other in high school (10-12).
- If you are presently teaching in a situation where the above-mentioned does not occur, you should postpone your practicum (A&HB 4323) experience until you have such a classroom or, you should be willing to leave your present position and be placed as a non-paid student teacher (A&HB 4720) in a bilingual/bicultural classroom.