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 (2020 COHORT)
Combining an MEd with your teaching license offers the following advantages:
Classes are held Tuesday evenings (synchronous online and asynchronous online) and on Saturdays (synchronous online and asynchronous online; once a month in-person on campus). Students may need to take time off of work to complete the two 50 hour field experiences and the 12 weeks of student teaching.
Summer 2022: 6 credits
Fall 2022: 6 credits
Spring 2023: 6 credits, 50 hour field experience in a Dual Language or Immersion school
Summer 2023:6 credits, 50 hour field experience in a diverse context (may be a DLI school)
Fall 2023: 6 credits, Student Teaching in a Dual Language or Immersion school (12 continuous weeks)
Spring 2024: 6 credits, May graduation; apply for MN teaching license
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.
Question? Jade Beauclair, program advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-625-4013
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Owen email@example.com