MEd and Teaching License, Dual Language Immersion admissions

Dates and deadlines

  • October 1, 2021: Application opens
  • December 15, 2022: Round one application deadline
  • March 1, 2022: Round two application deadline
  • June, 2022: Summer term begins in Minneapolis, MN

Please note: this program makes admission decisions on a rolling basis.

Prerequisites

You must have completed courses in at least three of the following areas before beginning the program. Remaining prerequisite coursework may be completed during the program, but must be finished before applying for a Tier 3 license.

  • College-level algebra (or higher)
  • Introductory science
  • Social science
  • Literature

Application Process

  1. Step 1: Fill out the inquiry form for a pre-application prerequisite review.
  2. Step 2: If you meet the criteria, we will send you information about the Internal Program Application.
  3. Step 3: Following the internal program application process, those we plan to admit will be given the application instructions to complete the Graduate School Application. Only those who are invited should complete the Graduate School Application

Language testing requirements

English:

  • It is both a Graduate Admissions requirement to demonstrate readiness to participate in graduate-level studies in English at the University as well as a program requirement to demonstrate readiness to teach in a dual-language context in the target language.
  • If you received a bachelor’s degree in the United States, or outside of the US from an institution where English was the primary language of instruction, no additional evidence of English proficiency is required except the transcript of coursework.
  • If you received your bachelor’s degree outside of the US, from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction, you will need to show evidence of proficiency in English. Submit an official score from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB prior to interviewing. For more information on these exams and the minimum score requirements and additional ways your proficiency may be evaluated, please visit the Graduate School's English language proficiency page.

Target Immersion Language:

  • If you grew up speaking the target immersion language in the home, no testing is required if you are currently employed in a bilingual school setting where proficiency in the target language is required for your position. This will be verified by the program. Those NOT employed in a dual language or immersion school using the target language each day will need to demonstrate a minimum Advanced Low in the Oral Proficiency Interview.
  • If you received your bachelor’s degree outside of the US, from an institution where the target immersion language was the primary language of instruction, no testing is required.
  • If you grew up speaking English in the home (non-native target language speakers), target language testing is required. Submit an official score from the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to demonstrate readiness to teach in a dual language context in the target language. Scores must be received by the program prior to your application interview. Advanced Mid is the preferred level for admission. Advanced Low is the minimum level accepted for admission.

Financial Aid and Tuition

To get you started, we have created a tutorial to review your scholarship and financial aid options. Watch the scholarship video tutorial.

Financial Aid

  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships when you submit your application
  • Each year we award partial scholarships to qualified teaching candidates. Teaching candidates received over $600,000 in scholarships from CEHD last year.
  • If you intend to teach a high-need subject in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income families, you may be eligible to receive grants of up to $4,000/year. Learn more about the TEACH grant on Onestop.
  • If you plan to teach full time for five complete and consecutive years in schools that serve low-income families, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 through a program administered by the federal government.
  • Learn more about teacher loan forgiveness