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Bilingual Education

Hofstra University

60 months
1605 USD/credit 9951 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 9951 USD/year
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Courses in the Bilingual Education program at the Hofstra University lead toward a New York State teaching certificate extension for bilingual education.


The programme

  • The Bilingual Education program at the Hofstra University is designed for teachers who hold New York State certification in early childhood education, childhood education, middle childhood education, special subjects, or career and technical education and wish to earn a certification extension for bilingual education. 
  • The program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in the school settings specific to the foci of students’ base teaching certificates. Literacy education, multicultural education, and the use of technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program. The program conforms with the requirements of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and is registered with the New York State Education Department. 

Programme Structure


  • Foundations, Theory and Practice of Bilingual Education
  • Immigrant Children in the U.S. School
  • Information Technology for Teachers
  • Area Two: Linguistic Component
  • Linguistics for Teachers of English-Language Learners
  • Language, Culture and Identity: Literacy Issues for Teachers and Children
  • Developmental Psycholinguistics
  • Area Three: Society and Culture
  • Cross-Cultural Education: Comparative Perspectives
  • Foundational Perspectives in Multicultural Education
  • Contemporary Cultures of Latin America
  • Area Four: Methodological Component
  • Methods and Materials in Bicultural Education
  • Bilingual and Biliteracy Learning and Teaching in Multilingual Settings
  • Testing and Evaluation of Bilingual Students
  • Teaching English as a Second Language in the Elementary Classroom

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Rolling Admission


31 SCH


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • New York state certification (initial or professional) in one of the following areas: early childhood education, childhood education, middle childhood education, a special subject or career, and technical education.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate course work, or it's equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • Two letters of reference addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching profession and in graduate course work.
  • Interview with the director of the program.
  • Demonstration of proficiency in English and another language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    9951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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