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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

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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
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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