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Bilingual Education MA

Bilingual Education MA

Bilingual Education (MA)

Offered by the School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, the MA in Bilingual Education prepares educators and policymakers who plan to work both domestically and internationally in the field of bilingual education. Thanks to its three program tracks, the program provides candidates with up-to-date knowledge of the foundations, social contexts, and pedagogical approaches of bilingual education from an interdisciplinary and collaborative curriculum. In addition, the program creates conditions for students to gain hands-on experience in bilingual education through existing School of Education and TESOL partnerships with schools and language education programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study in bilingual education.

Degree Requirements

  • 33-36 credit hours of approved graduate coursework, including 15 credit hours in the core, completion of one of the approved tracks (TESOL or International Training and Education), and 3 credit hours in a capstone experience
    • Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred from relevant graduate level coursework completed at other accredited institutions, and approved by the program director at the time of admission
  • Capstone experience: EDU-652 Bilingual Education Capstone (3)

Course Requirements

Core (15 credit hours)

Note: Successful completion of the core and a capstone experience also satisfies the requirements for the Bilingual Education (Graduate Certificate).

Tracks (15-18 credit hours)

Complete 15-18 credit hours in one of the following tracks:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

A note on admission to the MA in Bilingual Education: The GRE in no longer a requirement for admission. If you have already taken the GRE, you are welcome to include it in your application.

Note: No new students will be admitted to this program for the Spring 2017 semester, 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 academic years.

Special Tuition Rate

All coursework for the Bilingual Education programs is offered at a 29% discounted rate through 2018 to promote the growth of bilingual education practitioners and experts.

Bilingual Education Research

Joanna Whitaker and Kelsey Anderson

Graduate students demonstrate wide range of research in training and education program.

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