At a Glance: Bilingual Special Educator Program (BiSped)
A special education licensure program for bilingual educators
Are you a bilingual educator or assistant concerned with meeting the special education needs of multicultural children? The BiSped program was designed especially for you. There is a critical shortage of specialists who work with bilingual students with and without special needs. If you are a currently employed bilingual assistant, liaison or teacher and hold a bachelor's degree, this program provides a path for you to a special education license. In partnership with your school district, this unique program offers a tuition stipend, individual advising and specialized courses.
According to US News and World Report, special education is one of the 50 best careers of 2010. Job growth is expected to be in double digits for many years to come.
As a participant of this program, you will:
- Attend courses during late afternoons to accommodate your work schedule
- Learn key strategies to assist culturally and linguistically diverse students with and without special needs
- Have a unique skill set in demand with school districts
Upon completion, you will:
- Be highly qualified in special education and have the competencies to work with all students
- Become an expert on the latest trends in working with special needs populations
- Earn an ESL endorsement
Program provides a $12,000 tuition stipend, available through a federal grant from the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).
Who is this for?
This program is intended for bilingual individuals who want to be special educators in schools. Note: must be employed by one of our partner districts.
The is a special education licensure program that can will prepare you for working with English language learners
- Campus-based two-year part-time program
- Classes held late afternoons during the school year and days during summer
- 45 required credits (12-credits core classes)
- Starts summer term (end of June)
Getting started in the BiSped Program takes a few simple steps. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.75. There are four prerequisites which must be completed within seven years of beginning the program:
- PSY 311 Human Growth and Development (4 credits)
- MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math I, II, III (12 credits). All three must be taken.
- ED 420/520 Introduction to Education (4 credits)
- SPED 418/518 Survey of Exceptional Learners (3 credits)
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Admission deadline: Feb 1 or until filled
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- Special Educator Professional Development Opportunities
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- Visually Impaired Learner Initial License