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What You Learn

  • Explore the language-learning process and how people build primary and secondary language proficiency
  • Discover lesson planning, teaching techniques, assessment strategies and technology tools that support bilingual students
  • Use best practices to create safe and inclusive classroom environments that respect diverse cultures
  • Conduct assessments and know how to accommodate different learning styles
  • Strengthen your communication, listening and advocacy skills
  • Choose a content area or second major that reflects your individual interests
  • Get hands-on training through classroom study and field experiences in local schools

Program Options:

B.A. in Elementary Education | Bilingual K-6

B.A. in Elementary Education | Bilingual K-6/5-8

This dual-certification program provides graduates with a K-6 initial teacher certification; a middle school endorsement in math, science, social studies, language arts or Spanish content area; and a bilingual endorsement.

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to live on campus, study abroad and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Kappa Delta Pi

This international honor society fosters excellence in education and promotes fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

Members of Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in education
Kappa Delta Pi


Kean students have the chance to conduct research with world-class faculty and present their findings at the annual Kean Research Days event.

Research days students at poster presentations. School and Clinical Psychology, LPC Qualification, Medical Technology

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

What stands out to me about the bilingual education program is the clarity of what is required in order to graduate. The faculty guided me every step of the way, and the dedication my advisor provided was nothing short of astonishing. My professors also made a tremendous impact on my amazing college experience and prepared me to become the teacher I am today."

Kimberly Naranjo
Bilingual Mathematics Teacher
COE Bilingual Education alumna Kimberly Naranjo '17

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Half of the recent New Jersey Teacher of the Year winners are Kean alumni

Top 30%

Kean alumni are among the highest-paid teachers in the nation


Job placement rate for Kean’s College of Education graduates

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Since 1955, Kean’s College of Education has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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