Certification to Teach in USA
This add-on license/ minor is designed for any education major enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's College of Education who wish to teach bilingually in two languages in American public schools.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Dept of Education’s 2009-2010 Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide listing, qualified bilingual instructors are currently in high demand throughout the United States.
For more information about the field of Bilingual Education, please see:
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) http://www.nabe.org/
California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) http://www.bilingualeducation.org/
Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) http://www.tabe.org/main/index.php
Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education (IAMME) http://www.iamme.com/
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) http://www.cal.org/
The Bilingual/Bicultural Education Minor leads to a State of Wisconsin “add-on” license, which must be attached to
- an Elementary Education (Middle Childhood to Early Adolescense (MCEA)) license, or
- a secondary (Early Adolescense to Adolescense (EAA)) license in the fields of Math, Science, English/ Language Arts, Foreign Language (French, Spanish, German, etc) or History/ Social Studies, or
- k-12 (Early Childhood to Adolescense (ECA)) add-on licensure for those who have or are obtaining an initial k-12 licensure.
Bilingual Oral and Written Competency
Bilingual/Bicultural Education Content-Based Methods Course Online, Summer 2010