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DePaul University

BILINGUAL BICULTURAL EDUCATION MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM PURPOSE The bilingual bicultural education graduate program is geared toward educators who are or will be working with linguistically and culturally diverse learners in multiple educational contexts. The course of study offers comprehensive and in-depth analysis and understanding of second language acquisition, language policy, and bilingual/ ESL theories and pedagogy. The program prepares educators to address the linguistic, academic, social and cultural needs of diverse learners and to advocate for bilingual education programs that foster bilingualism, biliteracy and critical pedagogy and framework for teaching. PROGRAM FEATURES The bilingual bicultural education program core courses aim to: • Examine the sociopolitical, historical and cultural implications of various approaches to language education, policies and practices. • Study the relationship of language, culture and identity within social, educational and political contexts. • Understand the processes involved in first- and second-language acquisition and language and literacy development. • Form educators who understand and implement a wide range of teaching and learning strategies and assessments that are academically rigorous, linguistically sound and culturally sensitive. • Develop collegiality and collaboration among educators, programs and schools that support activism, education and social change for culturally and linguistically diverse students, their families and communities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The bilingual bicultural program leads to a Master of Arts or a Master of Education degree with a State of Illinois endorsement in bilingual education, English as a Second Language or both. The program provides advanced multidisciplinary study in language, literacy and culture with concentrations in bilingual education and English as a Second Language. Students with a concentration in bilingual education must demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Students with a concentration in ESL are not required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language. PROGRAM OPTIONS Master of Arts (MA) 13 courses and thesis Master of Education (MEd) 13 courses and an MEd paper Master of Education or Arts with State Licensure 18-20 courses and student teaching Endorsement Only In BE and ESL 8 courses (32 quarter hours) In BE or ESL 7 courses (28 quarter hours) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Bilingual Bicultural Education Courses (8 courses for both endorsements, 7 courses for one endorsement) BBE 402 Bilingual Bicultural Curriculum Development (BE/ESL endorsements) BBE 404 Language, Literacy and Culture (BE/ESL endorsements) BBE 406 Sociopolitical and Historical Perspectives in Bilingual Education (BE endorsement) BBE 407 Equity Issues in Assessment (BE/ESL endorsements) BBE 425 Biliteracy Practices in BE and ESL BBE 466 First and Second Language Acquisition (BE/ESL endorsements) BBE 510 Special Topics in Language Education (MEd only)

BBE 520

BBE 524 BBE 526 BBE 589 BBE 608 BBE 609

Research Methods in Bilingual Bicultural Studies (prerequisite: SCG 410) Methods of Teaching ESL Theoretical Foundations of Teaching ESL (ESL endorsement) Thesis Research (MA only) Capstone (MEd only – non-credit) Field Experiences (non-credit, 100 field experience hours required)

Social and Cultural Studies in Education (3 courses) SCG 408 Education and Society SCG 410 Introduction to Research: Purposes, Issues and Methodologies Select one of the following courses depending on concentration: SCG 403 Human Development and Learning: Elementary SCG 406 Human Growth and Development SCG 439 Philosophy and Psychology of Middle Level Education Students with BA/BS in education must see an advisor before taking SCG classes.



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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for the bilingual bicultural education program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have a previous grade point average of 2.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission: • A completed application • Application fee ($40) • One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended • A résumé or curriculum vitae • Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers • Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (750 words)

QUESTIONS? If you have questions and would like to talk with an admission counselor, call (773) 325-4405 or email FOR MORE INFORMATION College of Education The Office of Graduate Admission DePaul University 2400 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60614 Phone: (773) 325-4405 Fax: (773) 325-2270 Website: Email: Please note that the information provided is current as of September 2013 and is subject to change.

APPLICATION DEADLINES Start Term Application Deadline Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 15 Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1 Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1

The Office of Graduate Admission 2400 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-2215 Telephone: (773) 325-4405 Outside Illinois: (800) 4DEPAUL Email: Web:

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