Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement program responds to the need for highly qualified teachers prepared to teach content in both the student's native language and in English to the growing numbers of English language learners in the schools. Specific objectives emphasize the application of theory to practice, development of long-range and short-range plans that integrate language and content, design of appropriate authentic assessment instruments, and use of technology to research content and instructional techniques. Matriculated students who successfully complete this program will have completed all state-required coursework for endorsement as a Bilingual/Bicultural teacher in New Jersey.

Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply to the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Endorsement program through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJ DOE), not Rowan University, grants certifications based on requirements set by the state. While coursework for this program meets the academic requirements for NJ DOE certification, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all other certification requirements are met, including, but not limited to, appropriate type and level of license and years of experience. NJ DOE certification requirements are subject to change. Certification applications are evaluated, by NJ DOE, based on the most current state requirements. For current NJ DOE licensure information, click here.

Curriculum

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses) which are possible to complete in only 2 consecutive semesters.

Courses

The following courses make up the Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BEE) Endorsement program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard time). 

Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Statement should be between 1-2 single-spaced pages and answer the following questions: Why do you want to work as a bilingual/bicultural teacher? How do you plan to impact bilingual students, the school, and the community in this role?
  • Two letters of recommendation (The official Recommendation Form is required. In addition, a letter from the recommender may be submitted.)

    • One recommendation attesting to your academic work
    • One professional recommendation
  • Current professional resume

  • Copy of NJ State Teacher Certification (Standard, CEAS, or CE) in one of the following areas:

    • Elementary (K–5)
    • Mathematics (K–12)
    • Any area of Science (K–12)
    • Social Studies (K–12)
  • The applicant must provide proof of appropriate certification as well as a letter of employment confirming the specific dates (not just years) during which the applicant has taught or served the educational community under the appropriate certificate.

  • Evidence of Passing Oral and Written Language Proficiency Tests (OPI & WPT)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2019 – Module 5 05/07/2019 04/01/2019
Fall 2019 – Module 1 08/27/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 – Module 3 01/07/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$756 No fees $756