Bilingual Education/Elementary or Secondary Minor

The Bilingual Education Program also offers a major for those students preparing to teach dual language learners who wish to demonstrate their own commitment to learning an additional language.

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.

This major satisfies the endorsement for preschool through grade 12.

Grade Requirements: the minimum cumulative GPA for this program is ≥2.7.

Required English as a Second Language Courses
ESLG 480SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION4
ESLG 489CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM4
Required General Modern Languages Courses
GNML 391PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION5
GNML 392PRACTICES AND ASSESSMENT FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION5
GNML 393PRACTICUM: BILINGUAL EDUCATION (variable credit course; must be repeated )6
Total Credits24