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M.A. Urban Education (Bilingual / Bicultural Specialization)

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  • This master’s degree program is designed for students who already hold a standard New Jersey Department of Education teaching certification, and would like to gain ESL teacher certification as part of their program of study. To enter this program, students must satisfy general admissions requirements for graduate study at NJCU, as well as meeting the state of New Jersey’s requirements for demonstrating Bilingual Language Proficiency. Students are strongly encouraged to take the courses listed below in the specified phases.

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    Phase I (9 Credits)
     

    MCC 627
     
    Historical and Cultural Backgrounds of LEP Students

    3
     

    MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education

    3

    MCC 635 Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners

    3

    Phase II (12 Credits)
    MCC 655 Methods of Teaching ESL

    3

    MCC 607 Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

    3

    MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience

    3

    MCC 617 Field Experiences in Bilingual/Multicultural Education

    3

    Additional Required Courses For Degree (6 Credits)
    MCC 623 Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Curriculum Development

    3

    MCC 650 Research in Urban Education: ESL/Bilingual Tracks

    3

    Elective (select 15 credits from the following)
    MCC 600 General Linguistics and Multicultural Education

    3

    MCC 604 Phonology and Structure of American English

    3

    MCC 608 Language, Culture and Communication

    3

    MCC 609 Multicultural Education and Psycholinguistics

    3

    MCC 610 Multicultural Education and Sociolinguistics

    3

    MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching

    2

    MCC 612 Observation of ESL

    1

    MCC 618 Human Relations and Multicultural Education

    3

    MCC 619 Americans in the World Community

    3

    MCC 621 Multicultural Values in the Urban Community: Implication for Values Education in Urban Schools

    3

    EDU 628 Learning and Motivation

    3

    MCC 631 Teaching the Culture of the USA to ESL students in Higher Education

    3

    MCC 632 Fieldwork in ESL Programs for College Students

    3

    MCC 633 Teaching ESL in Higher Education

    3

    MCC 643 Assessment and Evaluation for ESL Learners

    3

    Total Credits in Program Specialization

    42

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.