Dual Language for Academic Literacy
Professional Development Certificate
You can earn the Online Dual Language for Academic Literacy Professional Development Certificate in 2-4 semesters. In addition, all courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education.
The purpose of this certificate program is to provide, K-12 teachers and other education professionals with specialized course work in Dual Language programming. This construct provides instruction in two languages and is aimed for students to develop competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and biculturalism/ multiculturalism.
The design of this certificate program is to develop leadership among bilingual teachers currently working in dual language or two-way immersion programs in K-12 settings. The course work in this program will allow teachers to develop expertise in philosophical/ideological principles, pedagogy and curriculum and program processes for effective biliteracy program development.
Successful applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and hold a current teaching or administrative credential, hold a Spanish Bilingual Credential and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in certificate coursework with no less than a grade of "B" in any course.
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All courses completed with a grade of B or better are applicable to the Master of Arts degree in Education with Concentration in Dual Language and English Learner Education and a Specialization in Critical Literacy and Social Justice (up to 9 unit transfer limit).