Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6), B.S.

In addition to the admission requirements for the School of Education, students in the Bilingual Education Extension Program must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written Spanish by taking the OPIc and WPT exams.

A. Liberal Education Curriculum Requirements

All students must fulfill the College’s Liberal Education Curriculum requirements as stated in the Liberal Education Curriculum Bulletin. In addition, all Childhood and Exceptional Education majors must complete:

  • An upper division literature course in English to satisfy the “Humanities” requirement
  • Two natural science courses with lab
  • Two mathematics courses, one of which must satisfy the College’s mathematics proficiency requirement
  • Two semesters of the same foreign language (American Sign Language is acceptable)
  • Bilingual Education students must complete 2 courses in the Spanish language 

B. A 32 credit concentration in a liberal arts or science discipline.

Students may transfer a maximum of four of these courses from other institutions. The disciplinary concentrations are described later in this section of the catalog.

​C. 50 credits in required Education courses:

  • ED/ML2600 Spanish & Methods of Teaching in the Content Areas for Bilingual Teachers
  • ED3700 Child Development
  • ED3820 Foundations of Special Education
  • ED3950* Creating Schools for a Just Society
  • ED4050 Innovative Instructional Design and Assessment
  • ED4121 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Science
  • ED4122 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • ED4200 Literacy for All Students
  • ED4220B Language Arts in the Context of Bilingual Childhood Education
  • ED4250 Linguistics for Language Educators
  • ED4670 Methods & Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language

  • ED5925 Building a Classroom Community for All Learners
  • ED5926 Current Topics in Bilingual Education

D. 12 credits in required field experiences:

  • ED5940B Student Teaching in a Bilingual Classroom & Seminar
  • * B or better required