College of Education - Department of Teacher Education
Beth Wassell, Ph.D
856-256-4500, ext. 3812
This program responds to the need for highly qualified teachers prepared to teach content in both the students' native language and in English to the growing numbers of English language learners in the schools. The program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education, includes 12 credits hours of formal instruction in the following topics: linguistics, language acquisition, development of literacy skills for the second language learner, methods of teaching content in bilingual education, and theory and practice of bilingual education. Specific objectives emphasize the application of theory to practice, development of long-range and short-range plans that integrate language and content, design of appropriate authentic assessment instruments, and use of technology to research content and instructional techniques .Coursework for the Bilingual/Bicultural Certification program can be combined with the ESL Certificate of Graduate Study program, enabling candidates to receive an additional NJ instructional certificate in ESL K-12.
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