Curriculum & Requirements
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.
|LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE||5|
|TEACHING ENGLISH ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES||3|
|SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE||4|
|SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES||3|
|CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT||3|
|PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION||5|
|PRACTICES AND ASSESSMENT FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION||5|
|PRACTICUM: BILINGUAL EDUCATION (variable credit; must be repeated)||6|
|SPANISH SENIOR THESIS (Required Capstone)||4|
|or || ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CAPSTONE|