M.Ed. On Campus

Bilingual-Bicultural Education

DePaul University

24 months
668 USD/credit 16032 USD/year
668 USD/credit 16032 USD/year
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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.


In the Bilingual-Bicultural Education (MA/MEd) program from DePaul University, 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 program 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:

  • Biilingual-bicultural program design and curriculum development
  • Language, literacy and culture
  • Sociocultural and historical perspectives in bilingual education
  • Equity issues in assessment of language learners
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Analyzing research on identity, culture & language education
  • Methods of teaching english as a second language 
  • Theoretical foundations of teaching esl and wle
  • Leadership in educating linguistically diverse learners 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


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Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    16032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 668 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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