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Bilingual / Bicultural Education Endorsement

  • This non-degree endorsement program is designed for students who already hold a standard New Jersey Department of Education teaching certification, and would like to gain a Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement. To enter this program, students must satisfy general admissions requirements for graduate study at NJCU, as well as meeting the state of New Jersey’s requirements for demonstrating Bilingual Language Proficiency. Please note that certification in teaching world languages does not fulfill entry requirements for this program. Students are strongly encouraged to take the courses listed below in the specified phases.

    Note: Alternate Route P-3 standard certificate holders may need additional courses as determined by the NJDOE.


    Certification Requirements

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I (9 Credits)

    MCC 627
    Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students

    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education


    MCC 635 Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners


    Phase II (12 Credits)
    MCC 655 Methods of Teaching ESL


    MCC 607 Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies


    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience


    MCC 617 Field Experiences in Bilingual/Multicultural Education (prereq MCC 655)


    Total Credits in Program Specialization 


    *View our catalog for course descriptions.