Bridge Graduate Certificate (B.G.C.) - Bilingual Education (online)
Leads to state endorsement in the teaching of bilingual/bicultural education (BBE). Requirements can be completed as part of a graduate program leading to a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning with a major in BBE.
Applications should be submitted at least three weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Applicants for this program must have a valid Michigan teaching license.
For the grade band endorsement, it is a total of 21 credit hours and 33 credit hours for the Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in BBE. (Note: Grade band refers to the certification level such as K-8, 6-12 or K-12.)
For the K-12 endorsement, it is a total of 24 credit hours and 36 credit hours for the Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in BBE. Applicants for the M.Ed./BBE program do not have to have a valid Michigan teaching license, but it is strongly recommended.
Fall semester I
|LED 6555 Integration of Language and Content in Teaching||3|
|BBE 5500 Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education||3|
Winter semester II
|BBE 6560 Teaching Methods in Bilingual/Bicultural Education||3|
|BBE 6850 Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual/ESL Education||3|
Fall semester III
|LED 6520 Teaching English as a Second Language/FL||3|
|LED 6580 Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching||3|
Winter semester IV
|RLL 6700 Second Language Literacy Development||3|
|LED 6565* Assessment: Language Teaching||3|
*Additional course for K-12 endorsement
Gainful Employment Disclosure
- Program may qualify for Title IV funding under the gainful employment act; please check with the Office of Financial Aid.
- Details on College of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure - Bilingual/Bicultural Education.
The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Ph.D.
Associate professor and program coordinator
Teacher Education Division