Bilingual Education – Program Options

The Bilingual Education Program is designed to meet your professional development goals by offering a variety of program options that can either stand alone or build upon one another towards a Masters of Arts in Bilingual Education. Click here for a course map and schedule showing when courses are offered, online or in-the-classroom.

Professional Development Sequence

Candidates may complete this sequence through participation in the CTELL program (Connecting Teachers to English Language Learners). This unique program trains educators to meet the special needs of English Language Learners in specific elementary or secondary content areas of instruction. Tuition for the CTELL program is fully funded through a grant from the Federal Office of English Language Acquisition. The two courses that comprise this sequence are 3-credits each and are available in an online format. Learn more about the CTELL program.

  • ED 605B Paradigms in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • ED 604A Language Acquisition in the Content Areas

Dual Language Immersion Institutional Certificate

This institutional certificate addresses the needs of educators working in one-way (foreign languages and indigenous languages), two-way, and developmental bilingual programs. Courses are offered in an online format and may be applied towards completion of the MA-Education in Bilingual Education. Each course is 3-credits; 12 credits total are required to complete the Institutional Certificate. Learn more about the DLI program.

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

Bilingual License Sequence

The 21-credit licensing program leads to a Wisconsin DPI license certification in Bilingual Education (WDPI 023). The program is designed for experienced teachers who wish to add this certification. Certain courses may be completed through the above mentioned CTELL Professional Development sequence or the Institutional Certificate in Dual Immersion. All courses are 3-credits each and may be applied towards completion of the MA-Education in Bilingual Education. All Bilingual Licensure courses are available either online or in the classroom.

  • ED 605B Paradigms in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • ED 604A Language Acquisition in the Content Areas
  • ED 605C Bilingual Program Development: Ethics and Advocacy
  • ED 605A Applied Linguistics for the ELL Teacher
  • ED 605D Biliteracy Development (Spanish proficiency required)
  • ED 604G Bilingual Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • ED 694A Bilingual Field Mentoring

Master of Arts in Education – Bilingual Education

Completing the Master of Arts in Education degree will give you the skills and knowledge to become a leader of Bilingual Education in your school or district. The Master of Arts in Education: Bilingual Education requires completion of the 21 credits listed in the License Sequence, plus the 4 three-credit courses listed below. 33 credits total.

  • ED 638 Foundations of Dual Immersion
  • ED 639 Language Focused Instruction and Practice
  • ED 603 Introduction to Education Research
  • ED 692 Applied Research Thesis
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