Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Bilingual/Bicultural Education is designed to reflect a multicultural/multilinguistic focus and encourages candidates who already hold a non-education undergraduate degree to pursue an elementary license and bilingual/ESL endorsement while attaining a master’s degree. 1. Professional Core....................................................................18 credit hours EDFN-416 Cultural Pluralism and Schools...3 cr. ELED-414 Principles of Curriculum Development....3 cr. ELED-430 Trends and Issues in Assessment....3 cr. INMD-410 Media Technology for Educators....3 cr. READ-402 Issues in Reading Instruction....3 cr. ELED-406 Research Skills for the Classroom Teache....3 cr. 2. Bilingual/Bicultural Education.............................................18 credit hours BLBC-438 Foundations of Bilingual Education....3 cr. BLBC-439 Ethnic Diversity in Our Schools: A Cross-Cultural/Linguistic Survey....3 cr. BLBC -440 Teaching in Culture and Language Diverse Classrooms.....3 cr. BLBC 441 Materials, Methods and Techniques for Teaching Limited English Proficient Students....3 cr. BLBC-442 Assessment Tools for Bilingual Student....3cr. TESL-414 Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language....3 cr. 3. Licensure Component....................................................................15 credit hours ELED-415 Interrelating Science and Math, with Clinical Experience (in BLBC Classroom)....3 cr. ELED-416 Strategies of Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts with Clinical Experience….3 cr. SPED-404 Survey of the Field of Special Education.... 3 cr. ELED-429 Internship in Elementary Education (in BLBC Classroom)....6 cr.

Accreditation:

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 51

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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