2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Instruction and Curriculum, M.A.: Bilingual/Bicultural Education Option

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum - Bilingual/Bicultural Education Option is designed to prepare certified teachers (P3, K-6, K-6/5-8, K-12) for work in bilingual settings. Our goal is for bilingual/multilingual professionals to acquire a foundation in language and literacy and teaching methodologies that assist them in accommodating the needs of diverse learners from various educational, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This option requires two-semesters of thesis work that begins in the fall of a candidate’s final year.

Prerequisites

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • New Jersey Instructional Certificate in P-3, K-5, 5-8, or K-12 subject area

Degree Requirements

  • 33 credits; 24 credits in specialization, 3 credits in electives
  • Passing score on appropriate test of English and a second language before the end of the first semester
  • Two semesters of advanced seminar courses

Specialization 24

EMSE 5401BILINGUAL/MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS

3

EMSE 5403THE BILINGUAL CHILD IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

3

EMSE 5404HISTORIES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

3

EMSE 5410DEVELOPING LANGUAGE AND READING SKILLS IN A BILINGUAL SETTING

3

EMSE 5411TEACHING CONTENT AREAS IN BILINGUAL/ MULTICULTURAL SCHOOLS

3

EMSE 5420BASIC THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

3

EMSE 5421ADVANCED THEORY & PRACTICE OF TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

3

EMSE 5810SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATION AND FIELD EXPERIENCE IN BILINGUAL/MULTICULTURAL SCHOOLS

3

Electives 3

Select one course from the following:

EDL 5030EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

3

EMSE 5310LITERATURE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

3

EMSE 5320COMPUTERS IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM

3

HIST5810IMPACT OF SCIENCE/TECH ON CULT

3

PSY 5610ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

SPAN5105COMP ROMANCE LINGUISTICS

3

SPAN 5110HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

3

SOC5300RACIAL & CULTURAL MINORITIES

3

ENG 5105GENERAL LINGUISTICS

3

Research 6

EMSE 5098ADVANCED SEMINAR I: MASTER'S THESIS IN EDUCATION

3

EMSE 5099ADVANCED SEMINAR II: MASTERS THESIS IN EDUCATION

3

OR

ID 5800THESIS OPTION

3

ID 5800THESIS OPTION

3

Total Credit Hours: 33