College of Education
This program emphasizes theory, research and assessment in bilingual education, with a focus on the value of linguistic diversity, inclusivity and the design and implementation of culturally sustaining bilingual curriculum and practices. Graduates earn enhanced credentials that will enable them to become teacher-leaders and advocates for bilingual educators, children and their families.
Convenient 100% online option is great for working teachers and education-related professionals
Students can complete this degree in as little as 12 months
Prepares graduates for Texas ESL (English Second Language) Certification or Texas Bilingual Certification
Christina M. Alvarez-Funkhouser shares her love of foreign languages with her high school students. The Kansas native said her bilingual education degree enhanced her abilities to teach French and Spanish, and has generated more job opportunities. Christina praised the program – to include the instructors and rigorous coursework – because it allowed her to complete her degree during the pandemic.
Graduates can find jobs in schools and community programs that help people learn second languages. They also can prepare academic articles for research journals.