This two-year program prepares you to teach elementary education content to students in both dual language/immersion classrooms and those where English is the language of instruction. You will earn a master’s of education (MEd) degree and qualify for a teaching license in K-6 classrooms. The program coursework focuses on dual language immersion (DLI)-specific practices such as biliteracy development and language-focused teaching strategies.
Dual language immersion expertise is a high needs area in Minnesota. The Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network estimates that more than 15,000 students in Minnesota learn their subject matter in a language other than English.
This program is designed for bilingual individuals who have a bachelor's degree including:
Elementary Education Dual Language graduates found jobs within a year of COMPLETING LICENSURE COURSEWORK (2018-19 COHORT)
Combining an MEd with your teaching license offers the following advantages:
Summer 2022: 6 credits, 6 weeks, 6 hours per day, 3 days a week, UMN Twin Cities
Fall 2022: 6 credits, alternating online and face to face Saturday classes at UMN Twin Cities
Spring 2023: 6 credits, alternating online and face to face Saturday classes at UMN Twin Cities; 50 hour continuous in-school field experience in a Dual Language or Immersion school
Summer 2023: 6 credits, 6 weeks, 6 hours per day Monday through Friday; 50 hour continuous in-school field experience in the Minneapolis Public Schools
Fall 2023: 6 credits, alternating online and face to face Saturday classes at UMN Twin Cities, Student Teaching in a Dual Language or Immersion school (12 continuous weeks)
Spring 2024: 6 credits, alternating online and face to face Saturday classes at UMN Twin Cities
Our program is unique and offers the following core experiences:
In addition to learning the K-6 content and pedagogy, the program infuses dual language and immersion-specific topics including:
Please fill out an inquiry form to get started with your application pre-review.
For detailed admission information, please visit the Dual Language Immersion, elementary education license admissions page.
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