Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Master of Education

The Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Master of Education has 2 emphasis:

  1. Bilingual emphasis
  2. English as a Second Language emphasis

Prepare for a career as a Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with this master’s degree. There is a growing demand for individuals with this preparation. With this degree, you can become a:

  • Bilingual or ESL classroom teacher
  • Bilingual or ESL resource teacher
  • Teacher responsible for providing bilingual or ESL support in classroom or special settings

Endorsements

Bilingual Emphasis

If you wish to meet the Arizona Bilingual Endorsement requirements, you may, through careful planning with your advisor, earn this endorsement within your master's degree program.

You need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language.

ESL Emphasis

You do not need to demonstrate language proficiency in a second language. However, if you decide to earn either the bilingual endorsement or the ESL endorsement, you will need to fulfill and verify the second language learning experience  and teacher certification requirements of these endorsements. Visit the AZ Department of Education for more information.

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Please be advised, however, that Northern Arizona University does not grant either endorsement. To receive either a bilingual or English as a second language endorsement, you must apply to the Arizona Department of Education.
Please be aware that our degree program does not automatically lead to endorsement. If you are interested in both a degree and an endorsement, you must work closely with your adviser to achieve both goals.

Sequence of Courses

Our courses are offered only once a year. Please consult the following table to guide you in creating your program of study. Note: every effort will be made to offer the courses the semesters indicated below. However, this schedule IS NOT GUARANTEED as course availability depends on student enrollment:

MEd in BME ESL And Bilingual:

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Fall                      Spring                  Summer                
BME 500BME 500BME 500
BME 545BME 538BME 531
BME 631BME 608BME 542
BME 637BME 631BME 631
 BME 634 
 BME 698 

Proposed Sequences for MEd in Bilingual and Multicultural Education.
In an effort to help you plan ahead for your entire program, we have created these proposed sequences according to when each BME course is offered.

MEd in BME ESL Emphasis

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Semester 1. Fall:

  • BME 530
  • BME 637

Semester 2. Spring:

  • BME 634
  • BME 538

Semester 3. Summer:

  • BME 531
  • BME 631

Semester 4. Fall:

  • Non BME  course
  • Non BME course

Semester 5. Spring:

  • BME 608
  • BME 698

MEd in BME Bilingual Emphasis:

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Semester 1. Fall:

  • BME 530
  • BME 637

Semester 2. Spring:

  • BME 634
  • BME 538

Semester 3. Summer:

  • BME 531
  • Elective (BME 542, for instance)

Semester 4. Fall:

  • Non BME  course
  • Non BME course

Semester 5. Spring:

  • BME 608
  • BME 698

Programs of Study

Below are downloadable Programs of Study.  This includes a complete set of courses and other work that must be successfully completed before qualifying for a degree, diploma, or certificate.

The program of studies is the agreed-upon plan between you and your faculty advisor on completing program requirements and it is used as a verification document when you apply for graduation.

Bilingual and Multicultural Education - Bilingual Emphasis, Master of Education

Bilingual and Multicultural Education - ESL Emphasis, Master of Education

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for important details on these degrees, including: 

  • Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
  • Admission requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this degree

Bilingual and Multicultural Education - Bilingual Emphasis, Master of Education

Bilingual and Multicultural Education - ESL Emphasis, Master of Education