M.Ed. Blended

Elementary Education - Dual Language Immersion - Teaching License

24 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
18456 USD/year
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This two-year program in Elementary Education - Dual Language Immersion - Teaching License from University of Minnesota prepares you to teach elementary education content to students in both dual language/immersion classrooms and those where English is the language of instruction. 


You will earn a master’s of education (MEd) degree and qualify for a teaching license in K-6 classrooms. The Elementary Education - Dual Language Immersion - Teaching License program coursework at University of Minnesota focuses on dual language immersion (DLI)-specific practices such as biliteracy development and language-focused teaching strategies.

Dual language immersion expertise is a high needs area in Minnesota. The Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network estimates that more than 15,000 students in Minnesota learn their subject matter in a language other than English.

Is this program right for you?

This program is designed for bilingual individuals who have a bachelor's degree including:

  • Education assistants or paraprofessionals
  • Tier 1 or Tier 2 teachers seeking a Tier 3 license currently in immersion, indigenous, or bilingual programs
  • International students
  • Professionals seeking a career change


Classes are held Tuesday evenings (synchronous online and asynchronous online) and on Saturdays (synchronous online and asynchronous online; once a month in-person on campus). Students may need to take time off of work to complete the two 50 hour field experiences and the 12 weeks of student teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Experiences for K-12 Teaching
  • Enacting Equity-Based Pedagogy
  • Planning Design and Management
  • Academic Language and English Learners in the Content Areas
  • Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Elementary Education Content and Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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36 SCH



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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed courses in at least three of the following areas before beginning the program. Remaining prerequisite coursework may be completed during the program, but must be finished before applying for a Tier 3 license.
  • College-level algebra (or higher)
  • Introductory science
  • Social science
  • Literature
  • Step 1: Fill out the inquiry form for a pre-application prerequisite review.
  • Step 2: If you meet the criteria, we will send you information about the Internal Program Application.
  • Step 3: Following the internal program application process, those we plan to admit will be given the application instructions to complete the Graduate School Application. Only those who are invited should complete the Graduate School Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9228 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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