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 480||SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|ESLG 489||CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|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 course; must be repeated )||6|