College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Undergraduate > Bilingual Education Minor
The Bilingual Education (BE) minor is open to all DePaul students interested in teaching in bilingual programs in various settings: in PK-12 schools (this minor covers all required courses for the IL state Bilingual Education Endorsement for those seeking teaching certification); teaching abroad; teaching in international schools; adult students; and working in centers, agencies and organizations that provide services to multilingual communities in the US and abroad.
The minor offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of bilingualism and biliteracy, cross-cultural dimensions, teaching and assessment practices, and the history, theory, research, and policy of bilingual education. Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors to enroll.
Note: IL State Bilingual Education Endorsement requires proficiency in a language other than English.
The Bilingual Education (BE) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students interested in working with second language learners. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices.
Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll.
7 courses are required for the minor:
This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.
The minor with endorsement requires the above 7 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.
ISBE Licensure Division endorses in any target language for which tests are available through ILTS. The Global Seal of Biliteracy or IL State Seal of Biliteracy can be used in place of the language proficiency test. If a language test through ILTS does not exist for bilingual endorsement, candidates may substitute the Foreign Language Content-Area test.
Note: Individuals interested in pursuing a minor in bilingual and a minor in ESL need to select the combined ESL-Bilingual (ESL-BE) minor. Individuals cannot earn a separate minor for both areas.
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