ERIC Number: ED209191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
A Model Program for the Training of Professionals in Bilingual/Bicultural Education.
McCrossan, Linda V.
Legal mandates and a demonstrated need for preservice and graduate instruction in bilingual and bicultural teacher education provided the impetus for initiating four programs at Northern Illinois University. This training program contains undergraduate and graduate program options in elementary education for the certification of bilingual teachers. The program also offers graduate options for the training of bilingual counselors and curriculum specialists. The first program option is a fulltime undergraduate program which leads to a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with an emphasis on bilingual/bicultural education. An outline is given of the coursework, the functions of a bilingual tutor for improving language skills in English or Spanish, diagnostic language procedures, and field experience programs. A similar outline is provided for the second option, which leads either to a master of science in elementary education with a specialization in bilingual/bicultural education, or to a masters degree in secondary education with an area of interest in bilingual/bicultural education. The third program offers a master of science degree in counselor education or in curriculum and supervision with an area of interest in bicultural/bilingual education in both Spanish and English. The fourth program outlined is for a course leading to a master of science in curriculum and supervision with an area of interest in bilingual/bicultural education. The entry and graduation criteria for each option is delineated. The field experience components of each option have a specific emphasis on the development of linguistic and cultural competencies. Criteria are provided for evaluating the program and student attainment of selected competencies. A description of management organization, program goals and objectives, specific objectives and competencies, and core courses in both graduate and undergraduate programs is provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Bachelors Degrees, Bilingual Teachers, Core Curriculum, Counselor Training, Curriculum Design, Degree Requirements, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Language Skills, Masters Degrees, Minimum Competencies, Multicultural Education, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education Programs, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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