Cross-Endorsement: Bilingual Education

State Requirements (as of 10/30/06)*

Teachers  holding a valid Connecticut teaching certificate within the endorsement areas or fields of early childhood, elementary, middle grades, secondary academic subjects, special subjects, or special education, may add the bilingual education endorsement upon completion of:

AND

18 semester hours of credit from an accredited college, including course work in each of the following areas:
1.  First and second language acquisition;
2.  Linguistic and academic assessment;
3.  Cross-cultural sensitivity and communication and implications for instruction;
4.  Strategies for modifying English content area instruction;
5.  Methods of teaching English as a second language; and
6.  Methods of teaching bilingual education. 

SCSU Courses Approved by CT Dept. of Education by Category (as of 2006) 

Key:  Those marked by asterisks are recommended by our program as best addressing the category topic.
First and second language acquisition
FLA/TSL 503:  Second Language Acquisition**  
FLA/TSL 502:  Descriptive Linguistics
FLA/TSL 517: Literacy Development for ELLs

Linguistic and academic assessment
FLA/TSL 521:  Assessment for ELLs**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials

Cross cultural sensitivity
URB 560:  Ethnic Realities in the American Community**
URB 550:  Ethnicity in American Society**
SOC 510:  Ethnic and Racial Relations**
EDU 563:  Anti-bias and Multicultural Perspectives**

Strategies of modifying English content area instruction
FLA/TSL 518:  Content-Based Instruction for ELLs**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials
FLA/TSL 515:  Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education
FLA/TSL 517:  Literacy Development for ELLs

Methods of teaching English as a second language
FLA/TSL 510:  TESOL:  Theory and Practice**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials**
FLA/TSL 517:  Literacy Development for ELLs

Methods of teaching bilingual education
FLA/TSL 515:  Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education**
FLA/TSL 518:  Content-Based Instruction for ELLs

Note:  The state requirements for ESL cross-endorsement are expected to be revised as of July, 2014.