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Bilingual Education Program Admission

Admission Eligibility

DePaul offers several program options in Bilingual-Bicultural Education: a Bilingual-Bicultural master's degree​, a Bilingual Education endorsement, and an English as a Second Language endorsement, as well as an Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL endorsement. To be eligible to enroll in any of these programs, students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Educators seeking a Bilingual endorsement, an English as a Second Language endorsement, or an Early Childhood Bilingual/ESL endorsement must also hold a teaching license.

Application Requirements

A complete application to one of DePaul's Bilingual-Bicultural Education programs will include the following materials:

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or work supervisors
  • Personal statement indicating professional development goals and related experience (at least 750 words)
  • $40 application fee
  • Copy of state teaching license (only required for applicants to one of the endorsement programs)

Applicants who have earned a degree outside of the U.S. or who are considered international students must submit additional materials. Visit our International Students page for more information.

Applicants can upload supplemental application materials, send requests for letters of recommendation, and pay the application fee through our online application system.

Application Deadlines

The Bilingual-Bicultural Education program admits new students every quarter: fall, winter, spring and summer. It offers rolling admissions, but the regular deadlines are set to assure students full consideration for admission and financial aid. The program will continue to accept and process applications after the regular deadline if space is available.

Term Regular Deadline Notification Dates
Fall August 15 rolling basis
Winter December 1 rolling basis​
Spring March 1 rolling basis
Summer May 1 rolling basis

Applicants typically receive an admission decision 3-4 weeks after submitting a complete application.