Graduate Program

Bilingual Certification Program

* Requirements for Admission
1. An initial NJ teaching certificate (Standard or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing only) in content areas that can be taught bilingually. Holders of an English or foreign Language teaching certificate should consult the program director.
2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.

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A score of Advanced Low on Oral Proficiency Interviews and Written Proficiency Examinations in Language of Instruction and English on examinations administered by Language Testing International is required for a student to receive endorsement from the State of New Jersey. In the event that no written examinations are available for the language of instruction, Advanced Low must be received on the written and oral English examinations and on the oral examination in the language of instruction.

Exams are the official tool of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and are administrated by Language Testing International.

For more information and current prices visit www.languagetesting.com

ESL Certification Program

¨ ¨ Requirements for Admission
1. An initial New Jersey teaching certificate (Standard or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing only).
2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.

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A score of Advanced Low on Oral Proficiency Interviews and Written Proficiency Examinations in in English on examinations administered by Language Testing International is required for a student to receive endorsement from the State of New Jersey.

Exams are the official tool of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and are administrated by Language Testing International.

For more information and current prices visit www.languagetesting.com

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning
with a Concentration in Bilingual/ESL Education

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
  2. . A cumulative grade point average from past degrees of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. A minimum verbal score of 450 on the Graduate Record Examination or a minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test.
  4. A five-page essay applicant following the guidelines of the Office of Gradon his or her The Office of Graduate Studies.
  5. A copy of the applicant’s Standard Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing or a resume of teaching experience.
  6. Two professional letters of reference, at least one from a professor or other person who can attest to the applicant’s academic abilities.
  7. Each applicant should have a personal interview before being admitted for matriculation.

For further program information, contact Dr.Bruce Williams (program director) at williamsb@wpunj.edu, (973) 720-3654, CV.

For admission information, please visit the web site of the Office of Graduate Studies or call the office at (973) 720-2237.