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Bilingual/Bicultural Sequence

The Bilingual/Bicultural Sequence focuses on the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, preparing future teachers to teach in bilingual elementary classrooms from Kindergarten through grade nine. Graduates often have a minor in Spanish or TESOL. Program requirements are the same as for Elementary Education, plus additional coursework. The program generally takes one year longer than Elementary Education to complete.

Program Features

  • 100% hiring record for teacher candidates who seek employment as bilingual teachers after graduation.
  • Technology skills embedded directly into methods courses.
  • Diversity training in every course.
  • Multiple clinical experiences (more than 155 hours, including teacher institutes and parent-teacher conferences).
  • Required year-long Professional Development School (PDS) internship in a bilingual classroom in Chicago, Elgin, Palatine, or Wheeling.
  • Available study abroad program, during which students live with families while taking Spanish language courses and observing in local schools.
  • A high degree of professional readiness and satisfaction, as reported by our graduates and their supervisors.
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