Dual Language for Academic Literacy
Professional Development Certificate
You can earn the Online Dual Language for Academic Literacy Professional Development Certificate in 2-4 semesters. In addition, all courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education.
This professional development certificate program provides TK-12 teachers with specialized course work in Dual Language programming. It provides instruction in two languages and helps students to develop competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism/ multiculturalism.
The purpose of the dual language for academic literacy certificate is to develop leadership among bilingual teachers currently working in dual language or two-way immersion programs in TK-12 settings. The course work in this program will allow teachers to develop expertise in philosophical/ideological principles, pedagogy, curriculum, and program processes for effective biliteracy program development.
Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and hold a current teaching or administrative credential with a bilingual authorization (Spanish). Once in the program, candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in certificate coursework with no grade under a C. Required courses (12 units) include:
All courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education with Concentration in Dual Language and English Learner Education and a Specialization in Critical Literacy and Social Justice (up to 9 unit transfer limit).
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