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Bilingual Education (Bridge Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Bridge Certificate in Bilingual Education leads to an endorsement to an existing Michigan teaching certificate. Students who complete this Graduate Bridge Certificate Program as well as successfully pass the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject area examination will earn this endorsement. As a bridge program this Graduate Certificate allows students to apply all of their course work from this certificate to the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree with a concentration in Bilingual-Bicultural Education. The Graduate Bridge Certificate courses should be applied to a masters degree program within five years of the first course completed.

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) in the (nonEnglish) designated language. For more information, please review the following website:


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
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
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