University of Texas-Pan American

M.Ed. Bilingual Education

Address:

1201 West University Drive

1201 W. University Drive

Edinburg, TX 78539

United States

Phone:

1-956-381-3466

Fax:

1-956-381-2434

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. Bilingual Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A central goal of educators is to provide equitable educational opportunities to all children, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, language, culture, or socioeconomic status. Diversity in all educational programs must be perceived and embraced as educational opportunities for the enrichment of all children, instead of liabilities (deficiencies) that must be corrected. One of the most controversial programs, bilingual education, is committed to this goal. This innovative and unique master’s program in bilingual education is designed to develop master teachers with a thorough understanding of effective enrichment bilingual education programs and practices that would not only meet the educational needs of Spanish speakers, but would also provide bilingual/biliterate/bicultural enrichment opportunities for all children. This master's degree program, unlike many others, prepares "dual experts" in several areas to promote and support enrichment bilingual education related to supporting fields. Students select from one of the following five specialization areas: Reading Education Early Children Education Special Education Educational Administration (prepares students to enter principal certification program. Students must meet entry requirements to Educational Leadership Program)

Accreditation:

The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable. Additional University Admission Requirements, required supporting materials and application procedure are indicated in the Application form.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 39

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $393.79 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 4968 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 11340 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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