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What You Learn

You learn how to engage with English-language learners through classroom study and field experiences.

  • Study human development and educational best practices
  • Write lesson and unit plans that incorporate technology in meaningful ways
  • Conduct assessments and accommodate various learning styles
  • Create reading, writing and problem-solving activities for children at various developmental levels
  • Strengthen your communication, listening and advocacy skills

You also have an opportunity to choose a content area or second major in a subject that reflects your individual interests.

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

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, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

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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 '17
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

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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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