Bilingual - Bicultural Education

Wayne State University

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
1469 USD/credit
1469 USD/credit
678 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Bilingual - Bicultural Education master's degree program with concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) at Wayne State University was developed to enhance the basic skills of ESL teachers and prepare them for roles as school district ESL supervisors, district administrators, and resource room teachers.


The Bilingual - Bicultural Education program at Wayne State University is based on the development of specific competencies in the following areas.

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Which involves teaching strategies and methodologies relevant to the teaching of content curriculum areas in an ESL education setting, as well as the role of culture in the cognitive development of children;

  • Assessment

Which includes skills in identifying linguistic and cultural biases in existing assessment instruments and test item construction;

  • School-Community Relations

Which includes the identification of those elements in the community which will function in concert with the school to promote learning in children; and

  • Professional Socialization

Which establishes those skills necessary to develop leadership in ESL education.


We continually strive to improve our programs, to adapt to changing employment trends in education, counseling, etc., and to enhance the overall university experience for our students. We want to ensure that each of our students graduates with a sound and innovative education in a field that prepares them for the challenges and rewards that they will face in their chosen careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Language and Culture
  • Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. Although a degree in another country may have a name similar to a U.S. degree, this does not necessarily indicate the degree can be accepted as equivalent.Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
  • The Graduate School does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, individual program requirements vary. 
  • Submit your official transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1469 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1469 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1469 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1469 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    678 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 678 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Bilingual - Bicultural Education
Wayne State University


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