In addition to Professional Development opportunities in the field of Bilingual Education and Community Building activities with other DEBER Scholars, you will receive ongoing advisement, support with degree & credential program requirements, and a stipend!
DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE BILINGUAL EDUCATORS WITH RESOURCES (DEBER)
DEBER is affiliated with the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University
The State of California NEEDS Bilingual Teachers!
The Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources Project (DEBER) at San Diego State University (SDSU), is designed to support future bilingual teachers currently enrolled at these three Community Colleges in the transfer process to SDSU and the successful completion of a Bilingual Credential!
Systems of Communication
Establish systems of coordination and communication between community college partners, SDSU undergraduate and transfer studies offices, and the College of Education to increase teacher education pathway enrollment.
Community College Pathway
Articulate the pathway for 2-year liberal studies majors at community colleges to transfer to SDSU bilingual teacher education programs.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Provide outreach and professional learning activities that grow student interest in education and awareness about requirements, milestones, and bilingual teacher pathway.
Bilingual Student Learning Community
Create a robust bilingual student learning community in the College of Education CEBER Center at SDSU promoting academic success.
Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Field Experience
Provide innovative field experience and learning opportunities for potential and enrolled teacher candidates, to explore the practices of highly successful biliteracy programs and urban schools with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
Ensure seamless transitions from 2-year to 4-year program with integrated supports for completion of standardized assessments, application to teacher credential program, and placement in a K-12 school upon graduation to reduce student costs.