The Department of Multicultural Education is an academic department that prepares teachers for careers in ESL, bilingual, and multicultural settings. We offer a choice of two specializations as part of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education:
We also provide non-degree certification programs in:
It is a New Jersey State requirement that all candidates seeking Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) certification be tested in oral and written English language proficiency. Candidates seeking bilingual endorsement must be tested in oral and written English language proficiency, and in oral/written second language proficiency. Tests are given by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
The Department requires you to take the oral tests during your first semester of study in Multicultural Education; you should take the written tests by the end of your second semester.
ACTFL Language Proficiency Assessment Tests for ESL and Bilingual Certification are arranged by the Department of Multicultural Education. Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Tests, in English and in the student’s native language, are conducted weekly and application forms can be obtained from the University Advisement Center. Please call 201-200-3305 for further information.