Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement

About the Program


The Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement program responds to the need for highly qualified teachers prepared to teach content in both the student's native language and in English to the growing numbers of English language learners in the schools. Specific objectives emphasize the application of theory to practice, development of long-range and short-range plans that integrate language and content, design of appropriate authentic assessment instruments, and use of technology to research content and instructional techniques. Matriculated students who successfully complete this program will have completed all state-required coursework for endorsement as a Bilingual/Bicultural teacher in New Jersey.


Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.


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Program Code: .COGE-BILBIC / Major Code: G605


The Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses) which are possible to complete in only 2 consecutive semesters.



The following courses make up the Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard time). The graduate-level courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.


Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
BLED 40510 Issues of Language and Cultural Diversity in ESL/Bilingual Programs 3
BLED 40512 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition for Teaching Second Language 3
BLED 40521 Teaching Bilingual Education: Process and Practice 3
BLED 40522 Integrating Language and Content in the ESL/Bilingual Education 3
Total Semester Hours: 12


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Admissions Requirements


The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Graduate-level CGCE Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
    • To apply through NJTOP, please click here.
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Statement should be between 1-2 single-spaced pages and answer the following questions: Why do you want to work as a bilingual/bicultural teacher? How do you plan to impact bilingual students, the school, and the community in this role?
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • The official Recommendation Form is required. In addition, a letter from the recommender may be submitted.
    • One letter should be from an individual familiar with your academic work; the other should be from someone who can speak to your potential for teaching in bilingual/bicultural classrooms.
  • Current professional resume
  • Copy of NJ State Teacher Certification (CEAS or Standard) in one of the following areas:
    • Elementary (K–5)
    • Mathematics (K–12)
    • Any area of Science (K–12)
    • Social Studies (K–12)


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Start Dates & Application Deadlines


Below is a list of Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.


Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2015 – Module 3 01/06/2015 11/01/2014
Spring 2015 – Module 4 03/03/2015 02/15/2015
Summer 2015 – Module 5 05/05/2015 04/15/2015
Fall 2015 – Module 1 08/25/2015 08/01/2015
Fall 2015 – Module 2 10/20/2015 09/15/2015


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Tuition & Costs


$707 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)


Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.


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