Online Master of Education in Bilingual Education
30 credit hours | In-state tuition: $480.90/credit hour | Out-of-state tuition: $590.53/credit hour
- Convenient, 100% online M.Ed. program for working teachers and professionals in education-related fields
- May be completed in as little as 12 months
- Program curriculum approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Non-thesis master’s degree
- Offered through UTEP's College of Education
Master Today's Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classroom
UTEP’s M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program is a 30-credit hour degree that can be completed fully online through UTEP Connect and the College of Education's Teacher Education Department. 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 professional practitioners, this degree program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
Proficiency in bilingual education gives teachers and professionals in education-related fields an advantage in today’s increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms and offers increased employability.
In choosing the online master's degree in Bilingual Education, students will gain practical marketable skills such as:
- A deeper appreciation of and sensitivity to the value of linguistic diversity, inclusivity and the design and implementation of culturally sustaining bilingual curriculum and practices
- The ability to address the special needs and skills of English language learners and emergent bilinguals and to help students from different cultures in the classroom
- The skills to translate bilingual and multicultural pedagogies into concrete strategies
- The level of knowledge needed to be eligible for increasingly senior administrative positions related to bilingual and ESL education
In addition to being teachers in public and private schools, graduates may also seek employment at community colleges, teach ESL classes for extra income or work in corporate training departments. The options are many. Types of positions graduates can expect to hold include:
- Bilingual education curriculum specialist
- Public/private school teacher (ESL or Bilingual)
- Community college instructor
- Corporate trainer/bilingual professional development specialist
- Two-way immersion teacher
- Adult literacy, GED and ESL teacher
This M.Ed. 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); 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 (45 credits total) for individuals seeking to obtain this M.Ed. degree and who also want to earn a Texas elementary [EC-6], Secondary or Special Education [PK-12] teaching license with ESL or Bilingual Certification. Admission to the Alternative Certification Program requires a separate application process.
Our faculty have all earned their Ph.D.s and have a wealth of knowledge both theoretical and practical. Their goal is to ensure that you are prepared to address the needs of schools and other youth-serving agencies, particularly in multicultural communities.