ERIC Number: ED190328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher Education Curriculum.
McCrossan, Linda V.
The Northern Illinois University (NIU) bilingual/bicultural program is incorporated into an established elementary education program and provides teacher candidates with an integration of extensive practical field experiences and theoretical course work. NIU offers three program options. The Baccalaureate in elementary education with a bilingual/bicultural emphasis provides dual certification and centers on over 250 hours of field work, including a semester in which the candidate serves as a Community or Educational Intern under the auspices of selected community agencies or public schools. The 18-hour Post Baccalaureate Certification Program is designed to provide bilingual certification for and increase the competencies of teachers already functioning in bilingual classrooms. The Masters program is intended for those desiring both a Masters in elementary education and bilingual certification. Screening of program applicants includes a diagnostic language procedure. Extensive appendices to the program description include: faculty resumes; catalog descriptions of suggested courses; course recommendations for sample areas of concentration; a description of the NIU Learning Center and Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Center; admission requirements; and complete descriptions of the diagnostic language procedure and the field experiences. (SB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Teaching, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.