This program focuses on developing advanced practitioners in the fields of bilingual education and English speakers of other languages (ESOL). As part of the full master’s degree program in education, the concentration stresses principles of inquiry, theory, professional applications, and research. Students who are New Jersey certified teachers may also pursue, with additional requirements, an endorsement as either bilingual and/or ESL teachers.
Applicants must demonstrate that they can fulfill the requirements of the program, including the ability to read and write at a graduate level, the capability to do graduate level academic work, and an interest in educational theory and practice. Toward this end the requirements for admission are:
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August 1: Fall semesterDecember 1: Spring semesterApril 15: Summer semester*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)
These tests are required by the State of New Jersey. They are the official tool of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and are administered by Language Testing International. For more information and current prices visit www.languagetesting.com
Dr. Gladys VegaProgram Director, Department of Languages and Cultures firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must pass oral proficiency interviews (OPIs) and Written Proficiency Tests (WPTS) through Language Testing International, as mandated by the State of New Jersey. The minimum acceptable score on the OPI in English is Intermediate High. The minimum acceptable score on the remaining exams is Advanced Low. For more information, please contact Professor Gladys Vega at email@example.com.
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