Wayne State University

Master of Education

Bilingual/Bicultural Education (M.Ed. Program)

Bilingual-Bicultural Education - with concentration in:

Bilingual/Bicultural

The bilingual-bicultural master's degree program was developed to enhance the basic skills of bilingual teachers and prepare them for roles as school district bilingual supervisors, district administrators, and resource room teachers. The program is based on the development of specific competencies in the following areas.

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Which involves teaching strategies and methodologies relevant to the teaching of content curriculum areas in a bilingual education setting, as well as the role of culture in the cognitive development of children;

  • Assessment

Which includes skills in identifying linguistic and cultural biases in existing assessment instruments and test item construction;

  • School-Community Relations

Which includes the identification of those elements in the community which will function in concert with the school to promote learning in children; and

  • Professional Socialization

Which establishes those skills necessary to develop leadership in bilingual education.

The bilingual-bicultural master's degree program was developed to enhance the basic skills of bilingual teachers and prepare them for roles as school district bilingual supervisors, district administrators, and resource room teachers. The degree will be awarded upon successful completion of a 30 credit hour planned program. The degree will be awarded upon successful completion of a 30 credit hour planned program.

Online and hybrid options: Courses are currently offered in face-to-face and hybrid formats, and classes in the master's program will begin to be offered online in the 2016-17 school year.