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The nondegree endorsement program for bilingual/bicultural
certification is designed for individuals who possess a New Jersey standard
teaching certificate in mathematics, science, social studies, or elementary
education and who wish to earn the bilingual/bicultural endorsement.
The program consists of seven courses (21 credits) and does
not, by itself, lead to an academic degree. Candidates will be recommended for
the bilingual/bicultural endorsement upon completion of the 21-credit program
and then will have the option of continuing in the Ed.M. program.
Course Requirements (21 credits)
15:253:510 Academic English in Content Areas (3)
15:253:511 ESL Secondary School Methods (3)
15:253:520 Principles of Language Learning: Second and World Language Acquisition (3)
15:253:521 Introduction to ESL/Elementary School Methods (3)
15:253:522 Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)
15:253:523 Language and Culture (3)
15:253:530 Foundations of Language (3)
The program requires 21 credits of study in
seven courses. All 21 credits in the endorsement program must be completed at
Rutgers; no transfer credits will be accepted. All students seeking
bilingual/bicultural certification are required to pass an oral proficiency
interview and a written proficiency test in English and in the language of the
students to be taught; these are administered by the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).