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Endorsement Programs

Bilingual Bicultural Education - Endorsement

Elementary Education & Secondary Education
Endorsement Requirements - 24 Credits

The Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement (Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist: Bilingual Education) is administered by Hispanic Studies. This program is designed for Elementary and Secondary education licensure students and students earning a K-12 ESL Endorsement. Students will acquire Spanish language skills, knowledge of children s literature in Spanish, and knowledge of K-12 curriculum in Spanish.

The completion of the K-12 ESL Endorsement is a requirement for anyone enrolling in the Bilingual Bicultural Endorsement. Students must also pass the ESL PLACE exam.

Required Credits - 21 hours

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

SPAN 301 Spanish Grammar (3)

SPAN 302 Spanish Composition (3)

SPAN 303 Spanish Conversation (3)

SPAN 412 Spanish for Bilingual Education (3)

SPAN 455 Spanish Readings (3)

Required Supporting Credits - 3 hours

EDLD 450 Literacy/Content Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms (3)

Note(s): Students must pass the Hispanic Studies Oral Proficiency interview in Spanish at the advanced level before being allowed to enter student teaching. Students earning an Elementary license will student teach in bilingual classrooms.

It is recommended that Bilingual Bicultural Endorsement candidates take at least one of the following courses: MAS 110 Contemporary Chicano Literature (3), MAS 280 Topics in Chicana/Chicano Art and Culture (3), MAS 301 Mexican American Politics and Leadership (3) or MAS 395 Topics in Gender Issues (3)


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