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Bilingual, ESL, and Multicultural Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

12 months
Duration
20380 USD/year
20380 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Bilingual, ESL, and Multicultural Education program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive learning community where teachers prepare to help students of all ages, in schools, community settings, and workplaces, acquire additional languages and literacies while supporting their native language and cultural development.

Overview

About the Program

In the Bilingual, ESL, and Multicultural Education program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst students become leaders in second language education and multicultural education and have the option to obtain teaching licenses in E.S.L. or bilingual education.

We approach the study and practice of language development holistically, exploring the philosophic, historical, and theoretical foundations of multilingual/multicultural learning and teaching. We envision educational practices that help build an equitable world and multicultural nation and develop curricula that are responsive to racial, cultural, linguistic, and social class differences and facilitate learning. We prepare educational leaders to promote intercultural communication and cooperation and to critique and challenge existing social and educational structures and practices that exclude non-dominant groups and denigrate native language and culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Crosscultural Communication
  • Language, Literacy Policy, and Planning
  • Teaching Reading & Writing for Content & Language Learning
  • Language Development and Literacy
  • Theories and Methods for Sheltered Instruction
  • Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation in Bilingual and ESL Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 alternative credits
  • 33-34

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • We look for students who have worked with diverse populations, either as teachers or in other roles, and experience with bilingualism/multilingualism, biculturalism, and cross-cultural learning
  • We are also seek international students who are experienced language teachers in their own countries
  • Online Application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • A personal statement that articulates your interest in our program
  • Evidence of teaching experience in formal and/or informal settings such as experience planning and teaching lessons in your own classroom or a similar setting
  • A one-page explanation of how your prior experiences will inform your career in education
  • If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability to speak and understand English: TOEFL with a minimum score of 80 or IELTS Academic with a minimum score of 6.5)
  • Application fee
  • The GRE or the GMAT are not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10190 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4671 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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