Bilingual Endorsement

Bilingual Endorsement

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Bilingual Endorsement Certification





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

Build the foundation to work with learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds as you take classes to become certified as bilingual/bicultural teachers in New Jersey. Our 12-credit program emphasizes language, literacy, applied linguistics, and second-language teaching approaches, with hands-on preparation for teaching at different levels. Courses are offered in a hybrid format; most classes run from 5–7:30 p.m. weekly on a weekday evening.

Program Coordinator : Yiqiang Wu,


  • full time: 1 year
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • Hybrid
    Hybrid Information


  • bilingual endorsement


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This fully accredited certificate program is designed for students who already have their teaching license and want to be certified as a bilingual/bicultural teacher in New Jersey. Applicants must take the ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency tests in English and in a target language.


Many graduates teach in U.S. K–12 schools, while others teach internationally. Graduates hold supervisory positions in ESL and bilingual/bicultural education and world languages; work as researchers or curriculum developers; and pursue further studies in areas such as education leadership, international education, elementary education, linguistics, education psychology, and literacy.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • Copy of Teacher Certification: A teaching certificate is required for applicants to the Bilingual endorsement certificate, which is only for certified teachers with a teaching credential in a subject area (general elementary or secondary math, science, social studies, etc.).

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Special Education provides program details, including a typical course sequence.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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