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What You Learn

You prepare for working with students in diverse classroom settings.

  • Develop innovative approaches for teaching content and language in multilingual settings
  • Compare and contrast the process of acquiring language and reading skills in one's native language, and in a second language
  • Examine languages and cultures by using ethnographic research methods
  • Identify and assess the emotional and psychological needs of bilingual/bicultural students when adjusting to a different society

The skills you learn in this program make you marketable to school districts across the region.

Application Deadline
Fall: June 30
Spring: December 1

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education M.A.

Gilda Del Risco, Ph.D.
(908) 737-3902

Certification in Bilingual Education

Gilda Del Risco, Ph.D.

Students in building studying

The education I received at Kean prepared me to be both a bilingual educator and administrator. I am currently working as an assistant education director at the Greater Brunswick Charter School, a dual-language school in an urban district."

Hector Alvarez '13 M.A.
Assistant education director
Hector Alvarez, Kean graduate

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, publish your research and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Building with flowers

As a teacher, I don’t just want to create an average lesson to teach the topic at hand. I want to create a memorable lesson that my students can relate to and remember down the road. This is something the program taught me and I strive to incorporate in my teaching every day."

Cristina DaSilva '16, M.A. in progress
6th grade advanced bilingual teacher
Cristina DaSilva, advanced bilingual teacher
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