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17. Extensions authorizing the provision of Bilingual Education for certificates for teaching early childhood education; childhood education; middle childhood education; adolescence education; a special subject; literacy education; career and technical education; students with disabilities in early childhood, or childhood, or middle childhood, or adolescence; students who are blind or visually impaired; students who are deaf or hard of hearing; and students with speech and language disabilities

General requirements: N/A

Program-Specific Requirements

Coursework

The program shall include the following:

(i)  theories of bilingual education and bilingualism;

(ii) multicultural perspectives in education;

(iii) sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics;

(iv) methods of teaching English language arts to bilingual English language learners, including literacy, using the native language and English, for meeting the State learning standards for students;

(v) methods of teaching native language arts to bilingual English language learners, including literacy, using the native language and English; and

(vi) methods of teaching other content appropriate to the teaching certificate to bilingual English language learners, using the native language and English, for meeting the State learning standards for students.

Field Experiences: college-supervised field experiences of at least 50 clock hours in providing bilingual education, as appropriate to the teaching certificate.

 

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