Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement

Certified teachers with proficiency in both English and another language that would be used for instruction will be eligible for an endorsement as a Bilingual/Bicultural teacher at the completion of this 12-credit program. The endorsement allows the individual to teach the subject(s) and grade levels of their instructional certificate to speakers of other languages in a bilingual setting. It also prepares the bilingual teacher to help English language learners meet the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS), and World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) standards. The program design was guided by the national Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards, the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers (NJPST), and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Evidence of a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • A copy of a valid New Jersey instructional certificate (P–3; K–6; or K–12);
  • Passing scores on oral and written proficiency examinations in English and another language; and
  • If the applicant is an international student, a passing score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required.

Bilingual/Bicultural Program

EDC5021Second Language Acquisition3
EDC5022Theo Prac Methods Teach ESL Thr Content3
EDC5026Phonology & Structure of American Eng3
EDC5027Dev Lit Skills for Sec Lang Learners3
Total Credits12