Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Science in Instruction: Elementary 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 Science in Instruction: Elementary Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Instruction: Bilingual/Bicultural Education is designed to reflect a multicultural/multilingual focus and encourages candidates who already hold an elementary education or early childhood teaching license to pursue a master’s degree leading to bilingual/ESL endorsement. This program is for you if you want an exciting career in an area of teacher shortage in the field of education where your skills will give you an advantage when it comes to securing a teaching position in elementary school districts in the state or in the country. This degree will also be a significant help if you want to be well prepared for a Ph.D. program that is focused on generating cutting edge research in schooling language minority students. This program has two components of coursework: 1. Professional core of eighteen (18) credit hours in the area of cultural pluralism, media technology, literacy theory and pedagogy, assessment, general curriculum development, and research. 2. Concentration of eighteen (18) credit hours in bilingual/bicultural education leading to bilingual/ESL endorsement. 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. Or READ-410 Reading in the Content Area........................3 cr. ELED-406 Research Skills for the Classroom Teacher.........3 cr. 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 Students.....3 cr. TESL-414 Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language............... 3 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: 36

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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