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Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Reading Online

Advance your education career with a bilingual education degree and equip multicultural students with unique strengths that will help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.


Program Overview

Discover how our online Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Reading can suit your goals

Work to improve the biliteracy rate in your school with an online Master of Science in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Reading from TAMIU Online. Help students meet reading goals and guide them in developing skills across multiple languages.

$12,111

Total Tuition

Tuition
as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Calendar
33

Credit Hours

Credit Hours

Gain an in-depth understanding of early childhood development in reading and writing. Assess students in order to design and implement instructional programs that will best fit their needs. Learn to diagnose reading challenges using formal and informal instruments. Participate in a diagnosis and remediation practicum that will enable you to plan and carry out remedial programs and interventions for struggling readers.

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 in as few as 12 months.

Graduates of this M.S. in Bilingual Education – Reading 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
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The Texas A&M International University College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

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Tuition

Earn your degree affordably with our low-cost tuition

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

In-State Tuition:

The following tuition applies only to Texas residents.

*Tuition Subject to Change

Program Tuition $12,111

In-State Per Credit hour tuition: $367

 

Out-of-State Tuition:

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Program Tuition
$33,990*
Out of State Tuition Per Credit hour
$1,030
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Calendar

Stay on track with our convenient course schedule

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

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring I 2023 01/17/2023 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 01/11/2023 01/13/2023
Spring II 2023 03/20/2023 03/06/2023 03/13/2023 03/15/2023 03/20/2023
Summer I 2023 05/15/2023 05/01/2023 05/08/2023 05/10/2023 05/12/2023
Summer II 2023 07/10/2023 06/26/2023 07/03/2023 07/05/2023 07/07/2023

Graduate Programs Degree Plan

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Admissions

M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Reading online 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.

Have a question? Call us at 844-872-8712.

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Courses

Take a closer look at the online M.S. in Bilingual Education with a Specialization in Reading program courses

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

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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

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of children's early development in reading and writing. The course will have a field-based component so that students can assess children and design and implement an instructional program integrating the processes of written language. Ongoing assessment will be a key factor of the children's program. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) must be admitted to and in good standing in the College of Education.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on methods, materials and organization of reading programs, with emphasis on the scope and sequence of the total reading program from pre-K through 12th grade. Theories, principles and strategies for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate reading programs will be reviewed; and programs will be evaluated to prepare the reading professional to make appropriate instructional decisions. Attention will be given to professional development models and professional ethics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will use formal and informal instruments to diagnose reading problems. Students will review a variety of case studies and develop their own case study throughout the semester as they monitor and assess students with reading difficulties. This course may be taken as a core course by individuals pursuing the Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certificate. Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This advanced course focuses on literacy interventions (reading and writing) for learners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Course activities include the administration of diagnostic assessment instruments and procedures for implementation of individualized strategies and lessons. Reading professionals engage in critical reflection and response to intervention for diverse populations.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This advanced course provides a series of on-line scaffolded modules in preparation for transitioning into the roles and responsibilities of a Reading Coach, Literacy Interventionist, or Reading Professional in the field. An emphasis is placed on collaboration and communication with educational stakeholders. Course activities include engagement in leadership practice involving curriculum and assessment of literacy practices.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

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