Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Bilingual Education Specialist (Grades K-12)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Elementary, Secondary & K-12 Education
K-12 Bilingual Education Endorsement

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD)/Bilingual Education Specialist Endorsement is administered by Teaching English as a Second Language and leads to a dual certification in both ESL/CLD and Bilingual Education. The program is designed for Elementary, Secondary and K-12 education licensure students. Students will acquire second language acquisition knowledge and pedagogy skills, skills to teach bilingually, and increased knowledge in the Spanish language.

Admissions Requirements:

Students must submit the Application for Admission to ESL/CLD Endorsement. Information is available in the School of Teacher Education office located in McKee 216. The application includes:

  • Application form
  • Major/Minor Form
  • Other materials as designated

Students are highly encouraged to study abroad. 

A student's GPA will be a consideration in the selection of those students admitted to the CLD Bilingual Education Specialist Endorsement.

Endorsement Requirements — 27 Credits

ESL/CLD — 12 Credits

MAS 100Introduction to Mexican American StudiesLAB3LAMS

3

or

MAS 110Contemporary Chicano LiteratureLAA2LAMS

3

or

MCS 101Multiculturalism in the United States: Concepts and Issues

3

HISP 395History and Philosophy of Bilingual Education

3

TESL 350Second Language Acquisition

3

TESL 380Introduction to Linguistics for ESL/CLD Educators

3

Bilingual Education Specialist — 15 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECLD 450Literacy/Content Instruction in Bilingual Classrooms

3

SPAN 305Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

3

SPAN 412Spanish for Bilingual Education II

3

Complete one of the following options:

Non-Heritage Speaker Option:

SPAN 301Spanish Grammar

3

SPAN 302Spanish Composition

3

Heritage Speaker Option:

SPAN 310Spanish for Native Speakers

3

SPAN 312Written Spanish for Native Speakers

3

Note: The Heritage Speaker courses must have program approval through a placement exam.

Students must student teach in a bilingual classroom with English learners.