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. The program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education, includes formal instruction in the following topics: linguistics, language acquisition, development of literacy skills for the second language learner, methods of teaching content in bilingual education, and theory and practice of bilingual education.

Program Options
In addition to the BE Endorsement at Camden this program is offered in the following ways:


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

The BEE program consists of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses). 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. Coursework for the Bilingual/Bicultural Certification program can be combined with the ESL Certificate of Graduate Study program, enabling candidates to receive an additional NJ instructional certificate in ESL K-12.

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 12)

The 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
Required Courses (12 s. h.)
BLED 40510 Issues of Language and Cultural Diversity in ESL/Bilingual Programs 3
BLED 40512 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition for Teaching Languagest 3
BLED 40522 Integrating Language and Content in the ESL/ Bilingual Education Classroom 3
BLED 40521 Teaching Bilingual Education: Process and Practicet 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this 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.

  • CGCE Graduate Application Form (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $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)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Passing scores on the OPI and WPT test administered by Language Testing International (LTI)
    • Passing scores (of “Advanced Low” or higher) on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for written English results
    • Passing scores (of “Advanced Low”or higher) on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) for target language (not English) results
    • Passing scores (of “Advanced Low” or higher) on the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for written English results
    • Passing scores (of “Advanced Low” or higher) on the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) for target language (not English) results
    • Note: These four test results must be submitted with the application package.
  • A 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)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of 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)

Tuition & Costs

$700 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2013/2014 and is subject to change)

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