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Bilingual Education MA

Bilingual Education MA

Bilingual Education (MA)

Offered by the School of Education, Teaching and Health, 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 SETH 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 must earn a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The GRE is required for applicants whose highest earned degree is a baccalaureate and for students who have completed a master's degree with less than a 3.5 GPA, and may be required for those with a master's degree and a GPA above 3.5.

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.
  • Program of study submitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment in the program and approved by the program director and the dean of the School of Education, Teaching and Health.
  • Capstone experience: Complete one of the following: EDU-652 Bilingual Education Capstone TESL-620 English Language Teaching III

Course Requirements

Core (15 credit hours)

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

Tracks (15-18 credit hours)

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

Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

Bilingual Education Research

Joanna Whitaker and Kelsey Anderson

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

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