Carthage is pleased to offer an add-on licensure program for the bilingual educator license. This program can be completed at the graduate level leading to the #1023 bilingual education license and your Master of Education degree, or it can be completed as a post-baccalaureate program leading to the license only.

This is an add-on license that must attach to one’s initial or primary license. The primary license dictates which grade levels you are eligible to teach with the #1023 add-on license.

All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Requirements (42-44 credits)

M.ED. CORE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)

ALL STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (2-4 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)

Beyond or as part of initial licensure, candidates must have completed the following prerequisite requirements:

  • Teaching license in another field
  • Coursework in accommodating learning differences
  • 8 credits of study in a modern language (must meet ACTFL requirements as noted following coursework for bilingual licensure)

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES (28 CREDITS)

  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature (4 credits)
  • EDU 5280 ELL Literacy and Accommodations (4 credits)
  • EDU 5281 English Language Learner: Methods and Study in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDU 5279 Bilingual Methods (4 credits)
  • EDU 5285 Fundamentals of Linguistics for Teachers of Diverse Learners (4 credits)
  • EDU 5286 Practicum in Bilingual Classrooms (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL DPI LICENSURE REQUIREMENT

For bilingual certification, ACTFL World Language Tests: Wisconsin requires both the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI-OPIc) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). The qualifying score for Wisconsin licensure on both tests is Intermediate High.