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Bicultural-Bilingual Studies - Bicultural-Bilingual Education Concentration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Helotes, TX, United States
The Bicultural-Bilingual Education concentration provides opportunities for advanced study in the design and implementation of bicultural-bilingual education programs with a particular focus on South Texas schools. This interdisciplinary concentration presents systematic instruction in bilingualism, cultural dynamics, applied linguistics, and the examination of theory and research related to effective bilingual education. 

Overview

This interdisciplinary concentration presents systematic instruction in bilingualism, cultural dynamics, applied linguistics, and the examination of theory and research related to effective bilingual education.

The Master of Arts degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies is designed to respond to a variety of societal needs through advanced multidisciplinary study in language, culture, and related disciplines. It has concentrations in Bicultural-Bilingual Education, Bicultural Studies, and English as a Second Language.

This concentration is offered for students interested in advanced study in the design and implementation of bicultural-bilingual education programs. This interdisciplinary course of study presents systematic instruction in bilingualism, cultural dynamics, and applied linguistics. It also includes an examination of theory and research related to effective bilingual education. The Master’s degree is offered under two options: thesis and non-thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Foundations for Bicultural Studies
  •  Social Justice and Multiculturalism in the U
  •  Cultural Theories in Global Context
  •  Critical Pedagogies in Bilingual/Bicultural Content Instruction
  •  Ethnography of Communication
  •  Assessment in Bilingual and ESL Programs
  •  Biliteracy in Bilingual Classrooms
  •  Curricular and Instructional Considerations for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms
  •  Multicultural Art and Folklore in the United States
  •  Theoretical Foundations of Bicultural-Bilingual Education
  •  Sociolinguistics and Education
  •  Latino Biculturalism in the United States
  •  Sociocultural Issues and the Teaching of Reading
  •  Multicultural Literature for Children
  •  Research Design and Inquiry in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Required Degree: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study
  • Other Degree Requirements: Three required courses are taught in Spanish only, you will need advanced proficiency in the Spanish language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25078 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8246 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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