University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

M. Ed.-Bilingual Education

UTEP’s M.Ed. in Bilingual Education program is a 30-credit hour degree that can be completed fully online or through on-campus coursework. The program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue graduate studies focused on the teaching and learning of English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals. Intended for busy educators (licensed or un- licensed) seeking to become advanced Bilingual Education professional practitioners, this degree program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

This M.Ed. program emphasizes the practical application of current theory, research, and assessment in Bilingual Education, with particular attention to the value of linguistic diversity, inclusivity and the design and implementation of culturally sustaining bilingual curriculum and practices. Graduates in this program develop a critical perspective, gain deeper knowledge in bilingual and multicultural pedagogies and secure strengthened credentials that enables them to become teacher-leaders and advocates for bilingual educators, administrators, children and their families both inside and outside of the PK- 12 education system. Through graduate coursework designed to promote reflection and refine teaching, students may tailor their course of study to work toward State of Texas English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification or State of Texas Bilingual Certification and/or to earn a Graduate Certificate in Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE). Preparation for ESL Certification or Bilingual Certification and/or a DLBE

Graduate Certificate is built into the program.

This program does not include a teaching credential. However, the M.Ed. in Bilingual Education may be combined with our on-campus Alternative Certification Program (45 credits total) for individuals seeking to obtain this M.Ed. degree and who also want to earn a Texas elementary [EC-6], Secondary or Special Education [PK-12] teaching license with ESL or Bilingual Certification. Admission to the Alternative Certification

Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

Program requires a separate application process.

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
BED 5331Found of Bil and Teach Emr Bil3
BED 5310Cross Linguistic Pedagogies3
BED 5325Assessing Bilingual Learners3
BED 5336Biliteracy3
BED 5339Acad Language in DL Settings3
BED 5343Content Area Intstr for EBs3
BED Electives 9
Select three courses:
Research in Bilingual Ed
Translanguaging res/ pedagog
Language Policy in Educ
Teach Content & Lit in Spanish
Dual Language Education
Place, Practice, & Identity
Capstone Course for DL Edu.
Diversity in Educ. Settings
Capstone Course
BED 5300Bilingual Education Capstone3
Total Hours30