Bilingual-Bicultural Education

DePaul University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
655 USD/credit
655 USD/credit
655 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd) program from DePaul University focuses on teaching and supporting language learners at all age levels. Make a direct impact on the academic and social lives of your students by more effectively incorporating theory, practice and cultural context into your classroom.


You have the option to pursue an Illinois teaching license or add a bilingual endorsement and/or an ESL endorsement to your current license by taking additional courses. Classes are offered in the evening on the Lincoln Park Campus. The Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd) program from DePaul University can be completed in two years as a full-time student.

The programme

You will work with experienced faculty like Assistant Professor Sonia Soltero, the chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum and former director of the Bilingual-Bicultural Education MA/MEd program. 

She has been involved in bilingual education for 30 years as an educator and researcher and is the author of three books on language education: “Dual Language Education: Program Design and Implementation,” “Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs: Creating Linguistically and Culturally Responsive K-12 Schools,” and “Dual Language: Teaching and Learning in Two Languages.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bilingual-bicultural Program Design And Curriculum Development
  • Language, Literacy And Culture
  • Sociocultural And Historical Perspectives In Bilingual Education
  • Equity Issues In Assessment Of Language Learners
  • Biliteracy Practices In Bilingual Education And Esl
  • First And Second Language Acquisition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or work supervisor
  • Personal statement indicating professional development goals and related experience (at least 750 words)
  • $40 application fee
  • Copy of state teaching license (only required for applicants to one of the endorsement programs)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Bilingual-Bicultural Education
DePaul University


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