Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership Online

Prepare for rewarding leadership positions at the school or district level and become an advocate for educational equity for bilingual students.

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Program Overview

Discover the advantages of our online Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership

Integrating bilingualism is increasingly essential to flourishing and succeeding in an integrated global economy. Help fill the need for dual-language educators with a Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership from TAMIU Online.

Become an in-demand education leader by examining education policy so that you can implement the most effective curriculum programs and instructional materials. Assess student learning with a focus on students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Develop communication and collaboration expertise while exploring leadership strategies to support your community as you cultivate positive relationships with families, communities and colleagues to address the needs of bilingual students.

Our accelerated, 7-week courses are delivered in an online format designed to maximize flexibility for working educators. You can complete this 33 credit-hour program quickly.

**This program is eligible for the TEACH Grant.

Graduates of this M.S. in Bilingual Education – Educational Leadership 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

Affordable tuition designed for you

Tuition for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership 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 Educational Leadership 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

Learn what you need to complete your application

Applying for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership 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
OR
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

Get to know your online M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree plan

Curriculum for the M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership 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 examines the effective implementation and assessment of curriculum programs in schools. It explores educational polices specific to the role of educators as curriculum leaders. This course will examine the structures that need to be in place to allow curriculum developers and leaders to work collaboratively.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course provides an overview of several paradigms of learning and their relationship to decision-making models. Students will learn to design & evaluate curriculum, develop instructional materials, assess student learning & measure instructional outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach a practical, step-by-step approach in learning the complex procedures of the assessment process at the local, state and federal levels. The course will analyze and synthesize various aspects of assessment particularly progress monitoring as applied to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, and the increased consideration of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the assessment process. This course examines how students' assessment data drives curriculum implementation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will emphasize the development of communication and collaboration within an organization. Students will have the opportunity to explore and develop strategies that can enhance their ability to effectively and strategically develop a systemic curriculum process.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine leadership strategies to build collaborative relationships with families, communities, and colleagues to develop comprehensive instructional strategies that address the diverse and equitable academic needs of students via ethical curriculum implementation.

**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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