SDE: Bilingual Cross-endorsement

Approved Course List for Bilingual Cross-Endorsement

Effective July 1, 2005, those seeking to become elementary level bilingual teachers are required to be certified in elementary education AND bilingual education; those seeking to become secondary level bilingual education teachers must be certified in both the subject area they will teach AND in bilingual education. The requirements for the bilingual component of these requirements include the completion of 18 semester hours of credit in bilingual education from ONE regionally accredited college or university, including course work in the specific categories listed below.

In addition, individuals must demonstrate written proficiency in English with a passing score on the Core Academic Skills Test in writing AND proficiency in the other language of instruction through passing scores on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

Southern Connecticut State University

First and Second Language Acquisition (including language and literacy development)

FLA/TSL 502 Descriptive Linguistics
FLA/TSL 517 Literacy Development for English Language Learners
FLA/TSL 523 Linguistic, Social, and Cultural Factors in Second Language Acquisition

Linguistic and Academic Assessment

FLA/TSL 511 TESOL: Methods and Materials
FLA/TSL 521 Assessment for English Language Learners

Cross Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction

URB 550 Ethnicity in American Society
URB 560 Ethnic Realities in the American Community
SOC 510 Ethnic and Racial Relations
EDU 563 Anti-bias and Multicultural Perspectives in the Classroom, Grades Pre-K-12
TSL 563 Immigration and English Language Learners in US Schools

Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction

FLA/TSL 511 TESOL: Methods and Materials
FLA/TSL 515 Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education
FLA/TSL 517 Literacy Development for English Language Learners 
FLA/TSL 518 Content-Based Bilingual/ESL Instruction

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

FLA/TSL 510 TESOL: Theory and Practice
FLA/TSL 511 TESOL: Methods and Materials
FLA/TSL 517 Literacy Development for English Language Learners

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education

FLA/TSL 515 Principles, Practices, and Assessment in Bilingual Education
FLA/TSL 518 Content-Based Bilingual/ESL Instruction

****FLA/TSL 512 TESOL Practicum

For all areas of cross-endorsement practicum and field experience are not generally acceptable towards cross-endorsement. In order for courses to be considered, a detailed syllabus outlining the specifics of the field experience and practicum must be submitted for approval prior to enrollment.

Fairfield University

First and Second Language Acquisition

SL 421 Linguistics for Language Teachers
SL 423 Principles of Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
SL 467 Language Acquisition

Linguistic and Academic Assessment

SL 421 Linguistics for Language Teachers
SL 445 Comprehending and Communicating in a Second Language
SL 453 Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners
SL 527 Testing & Assessment in Foreign Language, ESL, and Bilingual Programs

Cross Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction

SL 441 Teaching and Learning within Multicultural Contexts of Education
SL 475 Sociolinguistics
SL 477 Culture and Second Language Acquisition
SL 526 Historical and Sociopolitical Issues in Bilingual/Multicultural/and ESL Education

Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction


EN 411 Literacy Learning and the Composing Process
EN 417 Traditional and Structural Grammar
SL/SE 419 Special Learners in the Bilingual / ESL Classroom
SL 422 Teaching Grammar in Second Language Settings
SL 445 Comprehending and Communicating in a Second Language
SL 451 Content Area Instruction in Bilingual / ESL Classrooms
SL 461 Reading and Writing in a Second Language
SL 504 Supporting English Language Learners in the Regular Classroom
SL 522 Developing Literacy in Bilingual Early Childhood Education (PK-3) **Acceptable only for those seeking an elementary bilingual or early childhood bilingual cross endorsement.
SL 528 Second Language Curriculum Development

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

SL 422 Teaching Grammar in Second Language Setting
SL 436 Methods and Materials for Second Language Teaching
SL 451 Infusing Content Language Instruction into TESOL/Bilingual Programs (Effective Fall 2011) Formerly titled Content Area Instruction in Bilingual/Second Language Classrooms
SL 461 Reading and Writing in a Second Language

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education

SL/SE 419 Special Learners in the Bilingual / ESL Classroom
SL 426 Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education
SL 451 Infusing Content Language Instruction into TESOL/Bilingual Programs (Effective Fall 2011)
SL 461 Reading and Writing in a Second Language
SL 528 Second Language Curriculum Development

*****SL 489 Practicum in Bilingual Programs

For all areas of cross-endorsement practicum and field experience are not generally acceptable towards cross-endorsement. In order for courses to be considered, a detailed syllabus outlining the specifics of the field experience and practicum must be submitted for approval prior to enrollment.


University of Bridgeport

First and Second Language Acquisiton (including language and literacy development)

EDMM 600L First and Second Language Acquisition

Linguistic and Academic Assessment

ED 544 Assessment of ESL / Bilingual Students

Cross Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction

EDUC 505 Intercultural Relations: Teaching and Learning in Multi-Cultural Environments

Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction

EDMM 600V Content Area Instruction for Bilingual / ESL Students

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

EDUC 447 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education

EDMM 600Z Methods and Materials of Bilingual Education

University of Connecticut

First and Second Language Acquisition (including language and literacy development)

EDCI 5700 Foundations of Bilingual Education
EDCI 5715 Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
EDCI 5720 Bilingual Education and Biliteracy
EDCI 5890 Educational Linguistics
EDCI 5895 Language, Ideology and Education
LING 323 The Acquisition of Syntax
LING 360 Topics in Linguistics: Bilingualism

Linguistic and Academic Assessment

EDCI 5700 Foundations of Bilingual Education
EDCI 5750 Language Diversity and Literacy
EDCI 5765 Assessment of Bilingualism

Cross Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction

EDCI 5750 Language Diversity and Literacy
EDCI 5875 Multicultural Education (Formerly EDLR 330)
EDCI 5740 Latinos and U.S. Education (also listed as PRLS 300)
EDCI 5760 Research in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language
EDCI 6860 Research in Multicultural Education (Formerly EDLR 401) Semester by arrangement.
Prerequisite EDCI 5875 (Formerly EDLR 330)
EDCI 5845 to Seminar in International Education

Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction

EDCI 5710 Special Topics in Bilingual Education
EDCI 5705 Curricular Issues in Bilingual Education
EDCI 5742 Sheltered English Instruction for ELL

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language

EDCI 5710 Special Topics in Bilingual Education
EDCI 5742 Sheltered English Instruction for ELL
EDCI 5755 Teaching English as a Second Language

Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education

EDCI 5715 Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
EDCI 5705 Curricular Issues in Bilingual Education
EDCI 5710 Special Topics in Bilingual Education
LING 360 Topics in Linguistics: Bilingualism

University of St. Joseph

First and Second Language Acquisition (including language and literacy development)

SPAN/LING 502 Second Language Acquisition

Linguistic and Academic Assessment

EDUC 559 Second Language Assessment

Cross Cultural Sensitivity and Communication and Implications for Instruction

EDUC 551 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
EDUC 567 Advanced Studies in Culture and Learning: Intercultural Perspectives

Strategies for Modifying English Content Area Instruction

EDUC 553 Materials and Curriculum Development for Bilingual Education and TESOL

Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
Methods of Teaching Bilingual Education

EDUC 552* Methods of Second Language Acquisition (only in conjunction with EDUC 554)
EDUC 554* Second Language Composition (only in conjunction with EDUC 552)

*Both EDUC 552 and EDUC 554 must be completed to meet both methods requirements.

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