Cross-Endorsement: Bilingual Education

State Requirements (as of 12/06/14)

Teachers holding a valid Connecticut teaching certificate in one of the following endorsement areas may add the bilingual education endorsement: Elementary endorsements: #113, #305, #013, #005, #001; Secondary academic endorsements: #010, #015, #026, #029, #030, #031, #032, #033, #034; and Middle grades academic subject areas: #215, #226, #229, #230, #231, #232, #233, #234 and #235.
Teacher applicants must complete the following assessments:
· Praxis I Computer Based Test: The reading and writing components of Praxis I CBT are
required.
· Language Proficiency: Demonstrated oral and written proficiency in the language of the bilingual
program (OPI & WPT), and English oral proficiency (OPI)

AND

18 semester hours of credit from an accredited college, including course work in each of the following areas:
1.  First and second language acquisition;
2.  Linguistic and academic assessment;
3.  Cross-cultural sensitivity and communication and implications for instruction;
4.  Strategies for modifying English content area instruction;
5.  Methods of teaching English as a second language; and
6.  Methods of teaching bilingual education. 

SCSU Courses Approved by CT Dept. of Education by Category (as of 2006) 

Key:  Those marked by asterisks are recommended by our program as best addressing the category topic.
First and second language acquisition
FLA/TSL 503:  Second Language Acquisition**  
FLA/TSL 502:  Descriptive Linguistics
FLA/TSL 517: Literacy Development for ELLs

Linguistic and academic assessment
FLA/TSL 521:  Assessment for ELLs**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials

Cross cultural sensitivity
URB 560:  Ethnic Realities in the American Community**
URB 550:  Ethnicity in American Society**
SOC 510:  Ethnic and Racial Relations**
EDU 563:  Anti-bias and Multicultural Perspectives**

Strategies of modifying English content area instruction
FLA/TSL 518:  Content-Based Instruction for ELLs**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials
FLA/TSL 515:  Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education
FLA/TSL 517:  Literacy Development for ELLs

Methods of teaching English as a second language
FLA/TSL 510:  TESOL:  Theory and Practice**
FLA/TSL 511:  TESOL:  Methods and Materials**
FLA/TSL 517:  Literacy Development for ELLs

Methods of teaching bilingual education
FLA/TSL 515:  Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education**
FLA/TSL 518:  Content-Based Instruction for ELLs

Note:  The state requirements for ESL cross-endorsement are expected to be revised as of July, 2014.