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  • I have a TESOL endorsement.  Do I qualify for a bilingual endorsement?

Not necessarily.  For the TESOL endorsement, you are required to have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours to include course work in the competency areas of:  ESL methodology, bilingual methodology, English linguistics, English grammar, assessment, cultural anthropology and up to 6 semester hours in a modern, classical and native language OR pass the Content Knowledge Assessment for TESOL.  For the bilingual endorsement, the 24 semester hours must include course work in the competency areas of:  bilingual methodology, ESL methodology, linguistics, assessment, cultural anthropology, parent community involvement and up to 12 semester hours in a modern, classical and native language and pass Prueba de Español para Certificación Bilingüe.

 

 

 

 
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