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Dual Language Immersion Institutional Certificate

A unique learning opportunity for teachers and administrators in schools that have adopted Dual Language Immersion as an educational strategy for promoting literacy.

Throughout Wisconsin, many school districts are developing dual language immersion programs to help students in multi-language classrooms attain academic skills and knowledge and gain a greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures. The institutional certificate offered by Edgewood College addresses the needs of educators working in one-way (foreign languages and indigenous languages), two-way, and developmental bilingual programs.

Program Highlights

  • Instruction presented in both traditional classroom and online learning modules to meet the scheduling needs of teachers.
  • Credits earned may be applied towards certification for a DPI license in Bilingual Education (WDPI 023) and towards completion of the MA-Education with a concentration in Bilingual Education.
  • Curriculum is aligned with professional portfolio requirements.
  • You may choose to take a single course if you’re not interested in completing the entire certificate.
  • Tuition cost ($318 per credit) is substantially less the regular rate for Graduate credits.

Program Schedule

The Dual Language Institutional Certificate Program consists of four, 3-credit courses:

  • ED 638 Foundations of Dual Immersion
  • ED 639 Language Focused Instruction & Practice
  • ED 605C Bilingual Program Development
  • ED 605D Biliteracy Development

Each course begins with a one-day traditional classroom session. The remainder of the coursework is delivered in an online format. Students may start the program in any term (Spring, Summer, or Fall). All four courses of the Certificate can be completed in one year. Students may enroll in one course in the series or take all four, depending on individual goals and needs. Some courses have pre-requisites, see below.

2014-15 Schedule:

ED 638 Foundations of Dual Language Immersion
Course Dates - May 17 - June 21
One mandatory classroom session: Saturday, May 17, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Remainder of the program delivered online.
A second language proficiency is not required to participate in this course.

ED 639 Language Focused Instruction*
Course Dates - June 21 - August 1
One mandatory classroom session: Saturday, June 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Remainder of the program delivered online.
*Pre-requisites - ED 638 Foundations of Dual Language Immersion and DPI Bilingual License or evidence of Spanish proficiency.

ED 605C ESL/Bilingual Program Development & Advocacy
Offered in Session 1 in the Spring Semester and in Session 2 in the Fall Semester.
Online sections include one mandatory face-to-face meeting on the first day of class. Remainder of the program delivered online.
A second language proficiency is not required to participate in this course.

ED 605D Biliteracy Development*
Offered in Session 2 in the Spring Semester and in Session 1 in the Fall Semester.
Online sections include one mandatory face-to-face meeting on the first day of class. Remainder of the program delivered online.
*Pre-requisite: DPI Bilingual License or evidence of Spanish proficiency.

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