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Prepare for a Rewarding Career as a Bilingual or ESL Teacher

Develop in-depth understanding of multicultural learning environments and learn to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students with our interdisciplinary studies bachelor’s degree program. If you seek to become a bilingual teacher, who provides instruction in both Spanish and English, this program requires Spanish literacy. If you seek to become an ESL teacher, who provides instruction in English, you do not need foreign language literacy.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), McKinney (CHEC), Mesquite, Online
Duration

4 Years

Foreign Language

Foreign Language Required for Bilingual Majors

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online (86-99% Online)
Total Credit Hours

120 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE in Bilingual Education

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Bilingual and ESL Teacher :: Focus Your Passion

Focus Your Passion

We offer four unique interdisciplinary studies bachelor’s degree tracks to become a teacher of bilingual/ESL students:

Bilingual Generalist (EC-6)

Bring your language expertise to the classroom and immerse your students in a variety of bilingual and content learning experiences. Our 120-credit hour program will prepare you for instruction in English and Spanish. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to be a bilingual generalist in the state of Texas.

Math with ESL (4-8)

Teaching math is complex. Making it engaging while incorporating English as a Second Language are what make teaching with linguistic equity in mind. Our 120-credit hour program will develop your skills in math and ESL. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach math and ESL in the state of Texas.

Science with ESL (4-8)

Explore the world of science as you teach English as a Second Language. Our 120-credit hour program will sharpen your skills in science and ESL. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach science and ESL in the state of Texas.

English/Language Arts/Reading with ESL (4-8)

Literature is where you dive into multicultural experiences. As a teacher you are tasked with incorporating English as a Second Language into your instructional time in order to bring language and literature alive for your students. Our 120-credit hour program will strengthen your skills in English, language arts, reading and ESL. Completing this program and passing all TExES exams certifies you to teach English, language arts, reading and ESL in the state of Texas.

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What You Will Learn

  • Participate in multicultural discussions with professors and peers.
  • Enhance your Spanish literacy skills as you prepare to be a Bilingual teacher.
  • Learn to teach English as a second language in an engaging way.
  • Take courses to explore classroom management and pedagogy.
  • Integrate cultural identity and heritage with equitable instruction practices.

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Careers

Our bilingual teacher graduates are in high demand at local school districts. Many of our students pursue master’s level coursework and often move into leadership or specialist positions on their campuses. Bilingual teachers frequently earn a stipend of $2,000 – $5,000 per year, depending on the district.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Elementary or Secondary School Teacher
$62,310
Educational Services
$50,110

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Potential Employers

Our graduates are frequently sought-after by local school districts. Job placement and satisfaction are ranked highly in our education program. Here are just a few districts where our students find employment. Discover where you belong!

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Elementary School Teacher (BAIS/BSIS) (EC-6 Generalist) :: FEATURED COURSES — Bilingual/ESL

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Our flexible program offers face-to-face instruction at our main campus in Commerce and our extended university sites located at the Mesquite Metroplex Center, Navarro College and Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in McKinney. Some courses are offered online.

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Student Organizations

Spanish and English Graduates for Advancement and Development

Spanish and English Graduates for Advancement and Development is focused on developing job market skills for graduate students, including interview and conference presentation practice, CV and abstract writing and completing the graduate degree. Contact Email: [email protected]

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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