Bilingual Education and Services
There is a need for high-quality educators trained to offer bilingual education and services. For certified teachers and professionals, a bilingual certificate can extend your certification and opportunities. All our courses stress the importance of considering cultural factors alongside individual abilities in teaching bilingual students. We offer three advanced certificates in bilingual education and services:
Bilingual General Education, PreK-12
The Advanced Certification in Bilingual General Education, PreK-12 is designed for mainstream teachers looking to work with bilingual students and teach your content area in two languages. This five-course program will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies to effectively teach in bilingual classrooms, supporting students’ language development and academic success.
Bilingual Special Education and Speech & Language Disabilities
The Advanced Certification in Bilingual Special Education and Speech & Language Disabilities is designed to prepare bilingual educational professionals to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities who are also English language learners. This five-course program will equip educators with specialized knowledge, skills, and strategies to provide effective bilingual education and services to students with special needs, speech and language disabilities, ensuring their academic, social and emotional growth. Upon completing this program, you will be equipped with the expertise and competencies necessary to positively impact the lives of students with disabilities who are English language learners.
Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services
The Advanced Certification in Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services prepares educational professionals - including school psychologists, school social workers, school counselors, school administrators, and other pupil personnel services staff - to effectively support the diverse needs of bilingual students and their families. This four-course program will equip you with specialized knowledge, skills and strategies to provide culturally and linguistically responsive services, ensuring bilingual learners' academic, social and emotional well-being.
In addition to the general admission requirements, you must be able to document proficiency in the target language of instruction (download the Target Language Proficiency Verification Form).
To learn more about the program, contact us.