Master of Education in Bilingual Education (M.Ed. in BED)
[Fully Online or Hybrid]
UTEP’s M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program is a 30-credit hour degree that can be completed fully online or through on-campus coursework. The program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue graduate studies focused on the teaching and learning of English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals. Intended for busy educators (licensed or un-licensed) seeking to become advanced Bilingual Education practitioners, this degree program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
The M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program emphasizes the practical application of current theory, research, and assessment in Bilingual Education, with particular attention to the value of linguistic diversity, inclusivity and the design and implementation of culturally sustaining bilingual curriculum and practices. Graduates in this program develop a critical perspective, gain deeper knowledge in bilingual and multicultural pedagogies and secure strengthened credentials that enables them to become teacher-leaders and advocates for bilingual educators, administrators, children and their families both inside and outside of the PK-12 education system.
Through graduate coursework designed to promote reflection and refine teaching, students may tailor their course of study to earn State of Texas English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification or State of Texas Bilingual Certification and/or a Graduate Certificate in Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) and a Graduate Certificate in PK-12 ESL; preparation for ESL Certification or Bilingual Certification and/or a DLBE Certificate is built into the program.
This program does not include a teaching credential. However, the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education may be combined with our on-campus Alternative Certification Program [ACP] for individuals seeking to obtain this M.Ed. degree and who also want to earn a Texas teaching license (45 credits total). Admission to the Alternative Certification Program requires a separate application process. For more information on the ACP program, including specific admissions information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program, individuals must complete the application process through UTEP’s Graduate School. Prospective students submit:
1) a resume;
2) a written statement of purpose describing personal and professional goals related to obtaining the degree; and
3) transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended; transcripts should indicate at least a minimum satisfactory undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
International students whose first language is not English must also submit an Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score; the score requirement can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements.
The admission materials submitted will be reviewed holistically to assess the potential of the applicant for this advance course of study. The successful applicant would typically have an undergraduate upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher that demonstrates focus on academics, a current resume that demonstrates basic knowledge or experience in education or education-related fields, and a written statement that demonstrates maturity and commitment to the field of Bilingual Education.
Program Application Deadlines:
- To begin in Fall Semester, applications must be received by August 9th.
- To begin in Spring Semester, applications must be received by January 9th.
- To begin in Summer Semester, applications must be received by May 3rd.
To apply for the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program, go to Graduate School Application, select this program when prompted and follow the directions provided to submit your application.
Degree Requirements and Courses:
To earn a M.Ed. in Bilingual Education, UTEP requires for graduation: 1) successful completion of 30 hours of required coursework with a grade of “C” or better; 2) completion of a capstone project and a grade of “pass” in the Bilingual Education Capstone course; and 3) a final GPA of 3.0 or higher [Graduate School Requirement].
Capstone Requirement: The Bilingual Education Capstone fulfills the comprehensive exam requirement for M.Ed. students. The intent of the capstone is to provide students the opportunity to synthesize and apply core content knowledge gained in the program and to demonstrate their academic and professional skill development; the capstone project tells the student’s individual story of what was learned and how this can be applied to promoting Bilingual Education in real and meaningful ways. To graduate from the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program, all students must do a capstone project and register and pass the Bilingual Education Capstone Course.
During the final semester of coursework, students will meet virtually with the Teacher Education Department Graduate Studies Coordinator for an audit and verification of coursework and final GPA, and for verification of completion of the application for graduation with UTEP’s Graduate School office.
|BED 5331||Foundations of Bilingualism and Teaching Emergent Bilinguals||3|
|BED 5310||Cross Linguistic Pedagogies||3|
|BED 5325||Assessing Bilingual Learners||3|
|BED 5339||Academic Language||3|
|BED 5343||Content Area Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals||3|
|BED 5300||Bilingual Education Capstone (Completed in last semester)||3|
[Select THREE Courses]
BED 5305 Research in Bilingual Education;
BED 5315 Translanguaging Research & Pedagogy;
BED 5320 Language Policy in Education;
BED 5334 Teaching Content and Literacy in Spanish; BED 5335 Dual Language Bilingual Education;
BED 5338 Place, Practice, and Identity;
BED 5340 Dual Language Bilingual Education
TED 5313 Diversity in Educational Settings;
SPED 5322 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically
Diverse Learners with Special Needs
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