Bilingual Education/Elementary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
The Bilingual Education Program offers a major for those students preparing to teach dual language learners who wish to demonstrate their own commitment to learning an additional language. This Bilingual Education major requires the completion of a minor or certificate approved by an GNML advisor. Notes: students who want to have a second endorsement in a minor field will require more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.
This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool through grade 12.
Foreign Language Requirement
Acceptance to the program is contingent upon scoring Advanced-Low or higher on both the oral and written ACTFL tests. As the State of Washington Professional Educator Board (PESB) requires bilingual education candidates to pass the ACTFL oral and written tests with a score of Advanced-Mid or higher in order to get the certification, candidates who score Advanced-Low on any of the ACTFL tests will be asked to prepare a plan to pass the ACTFL oral and written tests at the end of the certification at the Advanced-Mid level. This plan will require then to take for instance some upper-division foreign language courses.
Elementary Education students must complete the required Elementary Education Core and the following courses.
Grade Requirements: the minimum cumulative GPA for this program is ≥2.7.
|Required English Course|
|ENGL 360||LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE||5|
|Required English as a Second Language Courses|
|ESLG 471||TEACHING ENGLISH ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES||3|
|ESLG 480||SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|ESLG 481||METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE||4|
|ESLG 488||SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES||3|
|ESLG 489||CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|ESLG 492||SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT||3|
|Required General Modern Languages Courses|
|GNML 391||PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION||5|
|GNML 392||PRACTICES AND ASSESSMENT FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION||5|
|GNML 393||PRACTICUM: BILINGUAL EDUCATION (variable credit; must be repeated)||6|
|SPAN 491||SPANISH SENIOR THESIS (Required Capstone)||4|
|or ESLG 490||ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CAPSTONE|
|Elementary Education Core|
|There are general education science and social science courses that are strongly recommended for the Elementary Education candidate. See the general requirements section of this catalog. Please see an Education advisor for clarification.|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
|EDUC 304||INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING||3|
& EDUC 310
& EDUC 338
& EDUC 340
& EDUC 386A
|FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT|
and LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS 1: INTEGRATED LANGUAGE ARTS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS 2: INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM
& EDUC 380
& EDUC 381
& EDUC 386B
|FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT|
and INTEGRATED STEM METHODS 1
and INTEGRATED STEM METHODS 2
and FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM
|EDUC 427||GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (Variable credit. A minimum of 3 credits are required.)||3-15|
|EDUC 423||ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-8||12|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who earn a BAE in Bilingual Education at EWU should be able to do the following:
- create developmentally-appropriate bilingual lesson plans grounded in language acquisition research;
- deliver an oral presentation designed to inform families of the benefits of a K–8 bilingual dual-language program;
- explain how pedagogical strategies support elementary and middle school students’ literacy;
- identify the effects of the interrelationship between language and culture on the bilingual classroom;
- identify the optimal elements in a WA standards-based lesson plan for bilingual Education;
- teach a lesson that supports the linguistic development of bilingual speakers.