Certification in Bilingual Education
Main Campus (Union, NJ)
Fall: June 1
Spring: December 1
The Graduate Certification Program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education is designed to prepare teachers with skills, knowledge and attitudes to teach limited English proficient students.
In addition to the University’s admission 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
- Personal statement
- Professional Resume/CV
- 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.
- 15-18 credits
- Passing score on English (OPI and WPT) and second language (OPI and WPT) before the end of the first semester
|CERTIFICATION COURSES – 18 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 Setting||3 credits|
|EMSE 5411||Teaching Content Areas in a Bilingual Setting||3 credits|
|EMSE 5420||Basic Theory & Practice of Teaching||3 credits|
|EMSE 5810||Systematic Observation & Field Experiences in Bilingual/Multicultural Schools*||3 credits|
*May be waived for experience in teaching LEP students in a Bilingual Program
NOTE: Students who intend to pursue a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the completion of the certification program must re-apply for the Master’s program and fulfill the admissions requirements for that program.
TOTAL OF 18 CREDITS TO COMPLETE CERTIFICATION
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION
FOR PROGRAM DETAILS
DR. GAIL VERDI