Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction Online

Help increase biliteracy as an in-demand curricular leader and work toward providing effective bilingual education to serve diverse student populations.

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Program Overview

Explore what our online M.S. in Bilingual Education – C&I could do for you and your career

As increasing globalization makes our world ever smaller, bilingual aptitude can help you stand out. Help fill the need for educators who can instruct future bilingual members of the world's workforce with a Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction from TAMIU Online.

Courses in this bilingual education program will stimulate your critical thinking as you study the language characteristics of Spanish and English and their influence on each other. Learn about the first-and second-language acquisition process and develop effective bilingual teaching strategies. Become well-versed in key components of instruction while reviewing social and cultural studies of education. Discover advanced theories for learning as they apply to the modern classroom.

Prepare for rewarding career opportunities in the classroom as a bilingual teacher, corporate instructor, curriculum designer or work as an educational leader at the district level. The accelerated 100% online coursework is ideal for working bilingual professionals.

**This program is eligible for the TEACH Grant.

Graduates of this M.S. in Bilingual Education – C&I online program will be able to:

  • Synthesize and analyze current research to promote implementation of bilingual education programs
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices, methodologies, and biliterate/bicultural teaching and assessment practices to meet the needs of the local, state and global community
  • Engage in critical thinking through implementation and evaluation of bilingual pedagogy
  • Synthesize and analyze current research to promote implementation of bilingual education programs
  • Utilize evidenced-based practices, methodologies, and biliterate/bicultural teaching and assessment practices to meet the needs of the local, state and global community
  • Engage in critical thinking through implementation and evaluation of bilingual pedagogy

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Total Tuition $12,111*
Duration 12 months
Credit Hours 33

Accreditation

The State of Texas Education Agency

The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Stay on budget with affordable tuition

Tuition for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction online program is affordable and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $12,111*
Per Credit Hour $367

Calendar

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The M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction online program is delivered online, featuring 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring II3/18/243/4/243/11/243/16/245/3/24
Summer I5/13/244/29/245/6/245/10/247/2/24
Summer II7/8/246/24/247/1/247/5/248/23/24

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Apply Date 3/4/24
Class Starts 3/18/24

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Admissions

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Applying for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction online program is a simple process. Learn more about the admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours

International Transcript Evaluation:

TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate School does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be sent to:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
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Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students do not need to submit TAMIU transcripts.

For documents other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

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Courses

Explore the courses in your online M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction program

Curriculum for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction online program is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours). Students are required to take six core courses and five specialization courses.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on school practices in light of the basic assumptions of philosophy, designed and conducted to stimulate critical thinking and promote equity and excellence for all students within the instructional environment of a bilingual classroom. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on (1) the nature of language and dialects, (2) language characteristics of Spanish and English, (3) influences of languages on each other, (4) first- and second-language acquisition processes, and (5) general principles for developing language proficiency. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the philosophy, nature, properties, processes and evaluative instrumentation of selected school content at levels PK-8 in bilingual-multicultural programs. Teaching styles are identified and implemented in the context of various curricular formats. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on strategies for implementing English as a Second Language Programs in grades PK-12. Emphasis is placed on identification, selection and evaluation of ESL materials and tests; construction and presentation of structured and unstructured techniques to teach ESL; classroom management; relationship between oral and literate skills; and the role of ESL in bilingual programs. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Strategies for providing developmentally appropriate emergent literacy and holistic instruction will be presented in this course. The selection of appropriate materials and authentic assessment will be included. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This advanced level course is designed to encourage practicing to become more critical readers of educational research in bilingual and dual language education. This course introduces concepts, principles, methods, and policies recognized as fundamental to the issues and controversies surrounding the teaching of language minority students in the United States. The course readings reflect recent shifts in policies, programs, and practices due to globalization and the changing economy, demographics trends, and new research on emergent bilingual and biliteracy pedagogy. A requisite for completion of the course is a research plan/project on bilingual biliterate education to present at a Bilingual Education Conference.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide a historical and conceptual foundation in the discipline of curriculum and instruction for those beginning their graduate work. It will cover the historical and philosophical beginnings of the traditional content taught in the public school systems in the U.S., from pre-kindergarten through completion of the academic core of post-secondary schooling. Examination of key components of the purpose and methods of instruction will punctuate the historical context to identify specific C&I elements in some of the following eras: ancient and pre-modern contributions, Pre-Colonial and Colonial American schooling, early foundations of instruction in the U.S., implications of modern C&I, and trends in post-modern C&I. A major element of the course will be the development of a research topic and subsequent student project focusing on the topic. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Fixed 1st Course
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Engage in critical analysis of education’s place in today’s rapidly changing local and global society with a focus on comprehending education from historic, philosophic, social and cultural perspectives and the impact of those perspectives on current practice. Evaluate curricular and instructional perspectives and ways of viewing educational history from a theoretically informed lens. Critically examine the practices and policies used in schooling to enact decisions on curricular reforms in schooling with a critical understanding of diversity, social inequity, and equal educational opportunities. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A thorough treatment of various standard, research-based techniques for evaluation of instruction (i.e., authentic assessments, alternative assessments, qualitative and quantitative testing methods, and non-specific measurement methods). In addition, this course explores the concepts behind assessment, identifies various assessment tools, and incorporates models of assessment appropriate for a variety of instructional settings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing Fixed last course
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A general survey of theories of learning as they apply to the modern classroom. The course is designed to acquaint the teacher with major historical and modern theories and their proponents of how children learn together, with implications for the schools in modern society. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses teacher leadership in the context of advancing the expertise and leadership of peers, thereby expanding the teacher-leader’s sphere of influence beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers explore mentoring and coaching models designed to promote the professional growth of their colleagues. They learn and apply skills for mentoring novice teachers and for engaging in coaching relationships with peers at all stages of the teacher-development cycle. Various forms of collaboration with colleagues are addressed and diversity, as well as interpersonal and communication skills, are emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

*The maximum grant amount can vary by year. TEACH Grants are available to qualified applicants who enroll in a TEACH Grant eligible program and require approved recipients to sign a service agreement for certain teaching service obligations. If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, the grant will turn into a loan that must be repaid, with interest. For more information, please visit: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/teach#eligibility or contact the Texas A&M International University Financial Aid Office.

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