Bilingual/Bicultural Education - Instruction and Curriculum

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum 
  • Option: Bilingual/Bicultural Education

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 30
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum—Bilingual/Bicultural Education Option is designed to prepare certified teachers (P3, K-6, K-6/5-8, K-12) for work in bilingual settings.  Our goal is for bilingual/multilingual professionals to acquire a foundation in language and literacy and teaching methodologies that assist them in accommodating the needs of diverse learners from various educational, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  This option requires two semesters of thesis work that begins in the fall of a candidate's final year. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • New Jersey Standard Instructional Certificate or CEAS
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) test scores taken within the past five years
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores  (for applicants who have been educated abroad and whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits; 24 credits in specialization, 3 credits in electives, 6 credits in advanced seminar or thesis
  • Passing score on appropriate test of English and a second language before the end of the first semester
     

SPECIALIZATION – 24 CREDITS

EMSE 5401

Bilingual Multicultural Education in American Schools

3 credits

EMSE 5403

The Bilingual Child in American Society

3 credits

EMSE 5404

History & Culture of the Limited English Proficient Student

3 credits

EMSE 5410

Developing Language & Reading Skills in a Bilingual Set- ting

3 credits

EMSE 5411

Teaching Content Areas in a Bilingual Setting

3 credits

EMSE 5420

Basic Theory & practice of Teaching English as a Second Language

3 credits

EMSE 5421 Advanced Theory and Practice of Teaching English as a Second Language 3 credits

EMSE 5810

Systematic Observation &  Field Experience In Bilingual/Multicultural Schools

3 credits

 

ELECTIVES – 3 CREDITS

(select one course from the following)

EL 5030

Educational Research

3 credits

EMSE 5310

Literature Across the Curriculum

3 credits

EMSE 5320

Computers in School Curriculum I

3 credits

PSY 5610

Advanced Social Psychology

3 credits

SPAN 5105

Comparative Romance Linguistics

3 credits

SPAN 5110

History and Evolution of Spanish Language

3 credits

SOC 5300

Racial and Cultural Minorities

3 credits

ENG 5105

General Linguistics

3 credits

HIST 5810

Impact of Science & Technology on Culture

3 credits

 

RESEARCH – 6 CREDITS

EMSE 5098

Advanced Seminar I: Research in Educational Practices AND

3 credits

EMSE 5099

Advanced Seminar II: Research in Educational Practices OR

3 credits

ID 5800

Thesis Option

6 credits

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS

gradadmissions@kean.edu
908.737.7100
Please contact:

DR. GAIL VERDI
Hutchinson Hall- J 330G
t: 908.737.3908
e: gverdi@kean.edu

Updated 2/29/16