Bilingual/Bicultural Certification Program
The endorsement program for bilingual/bicultural certification is designed for individuals who possess a New Jersey standard teaching certificate in a content area or elementary education and who wish to earn the bilingual/bicultural endorsement.
Exams are the official tool of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and are administered by Language Testing International.
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Exception: Candidates for certification who establish themselves as a speaker of the target language who was primarily educated at the undergraduate or graduate level in that language, as determined by their submitted foreign evaluation transcript(s), will be exempt from taking the oral and written language proficiency tests (OPI & WPT) in their target language.
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ESL Certification Program
The endorsement program for English as a Second Language (ESL) certification is designed for individuals who possess a New Jersey standard teaching certificate in a content area or elementary education and who wish to become certified to teach English as a Second Language.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning with a Concentration in Bilingual/ESL Education Program
This program focuses on developing advanced practitioners in the fields of bilingual education and English speakers of other languages (ESOL). As part of the full master’s degree program in education, the concentration stresses principles of inquiry, theory, professional applications, and research. Students who are New Jersey certified teachers may also pursue, with additional requirements, an endorsement as either bilingual and/or ESL teachers.
Applicants must demonstrate that they can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:
For further program information, contact Dr. Gladys Vega (Interim Program Coordinator) at email@example.com.
For admission information, please visit the web site of the Office of Graduate Studies or call the office at (973) 720-2237.
August 1st: Fall semesterDecember 1st: Spring semesterMay 1st: Summer semester*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)
Candidates must pass an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPT) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT) administered by Language Testing International, as mandated by the State of New Jersey. The minimum passing score on both exams is advanced low. For more information, please contact Professor Gladys Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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