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Kean University

What You Learn

  • Develop innovative approaches for teaching content and language in multilingual classroom settings
  • Compare and contrast the process of acquiring language and reading skills in both a native and second language
  • Examine languages and cultures using ethnographic research methods
  • Identify and assess the emotional and psychological needs of bilingual/bicultural students when adjusting to a different culture
  • Complete a two-semester thesis project in your final year

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.

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

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning and job growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities available to you, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career or set the stage for another advanced degree.

Research and Presentations

Candidates are encouraged to present at professional forums and education conferences and participate in district- and state-level professional development initiatives.

Cristina DaSilva
Research and Presentations

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad

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, M.A.
6th grade advanced bilingual teacher
Cristina DaSilva, advanced bilingual teacher
Kean University Academics

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