Bilingual Education (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Bridge Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Education leads to an endorsement to the Michigan teaching certificate in Bilingual Education. Students who complete this Bridge Certificate Program as well as the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area examination will earn the endorsement. As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their course work for the Certificate to the Master of Education degree with a major in Bilingual-Bicultural Education if they decide to pursue that degree after completing the Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Additionally, applicants must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate and must have successfully completed the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' (ACTFL's) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in the (nonEnglish) designated language. Contact an adviser for authorization to take the OPI and WPT. For more information, please review the following website: http://www.testing.wayne.edu/

 

The Bridge Certificate in Bilingual Education requires a minimum of twenty-one credits as listed below. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Required Courses
BBE 5500Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6560Teaching Methods in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
Select one of the following:3
Culture and Language in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Sociolinguistics
BBE 6600Internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching2
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
or LED 6520 Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching1
LIN/ENG 5730English Grammar3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Total Credits21