Bilingual Certification

The PATSEL, a national professional development grant by the U.S. Department of Education, provides academic preparation and scholarships (equivalent to WPU in-state tuition) for education majors to pursue a 12-credit additional bilingual certification as an endorsement on initial teaching certifications at the undergraduate level.

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Program Requirements:

  • Admission to P-3, K-6, P-3/K-6 Dual, K-6/5-8Endorsement, K-6/TSD Endorsement, or K-12 (Mathematics, Social Studies, or Science program)
  • A personal interview with the Admissions Committee

Exit Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of the curriculum with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or higher
  • A score of at least an Intermediate High on the English Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI) 
  • A score of at least an Advanced Low on the English Written Proficiency Exam (WPT)
  • A score of at least an Advanced Low on the target language OPI and WPT

The testing requirements must be met before student teaching begins

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Upon completion of the exit requirements, candidates will be awarded a scholarship (equivalent to WPU in-state undergraduate tuition for 12 credits).