Note: This program is only available for students who enrolled in the program prior to Aug. 31, 2023. Students enrolling after Aug. 31, 2023 should talk to their advisor.

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.

See course descriptions

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Requirements (33 credits)

M.Ed. Core Classes 9 credits)

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

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 5249 Research Paradigms in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)
Choose one (3 credits)
  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (3 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (3 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 (21 credits)
  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • EDU 5280 ELL Literacy and Accommodations (3 credits)
  • EDU 5281 English Language Learner: Methods and Study in Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 5279 Bilingual Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 5285 Fundamentals of Linguistics for Teachers of Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 5286 Practicum in Bilingual Classrooms (3 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.