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Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) Graduate Certificate

The purpose of the dual language bilingual education (DLBE) graduate certificate is to address the growing need of schools and teachers in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including the rapidly growing English language learner student population, through the provision of high-quality dual language and other bilingual education programs. Dual language and other strong forms of bilingual education can be effective in helping all students develop high levels of bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement while fostering students’ linguistic identities and rights.

Program Benefits

  • Fully online
  • Courses offered one at a time in an 8-week format
  • Program can be completed in as little as 2 semesters
  • Related field experiences can be done in your classroom or school context

Certificate Completion Options

  • Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate as a stand-alone program (12 credits)
    This option is ideal for current teachers who already posses general teacher licensure in their state and/or additional licensure in teaching English language learners, who work or who plan to work in dual language or other bilingual education programs. It is also ideal for graduate students with research interests in bilingual education and bilingualism. This option does not lead to any form of teacher licensure, but a certificate recognized by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
    DLBE Certificate Option 1
  • Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate and add on the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Graduate Certificate (21 Credits)
    This option only requires 3 additional courses to earn both the DBLE and TELL Graduate Certificates. This combination is ideal for students with teaching or research interests in a wide range of programs for English language learners, including mainstream, sheltered English immersion, English as a second / new Language, dual language immersion, other bilingual education programs. This option does not lead to any form of teacher licensure.
    DLBE Certificate Option 2
  • Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate and add on an Indiana ELL teacher license to an Indiana general education license (21 credits)
    This option is designed for licensed Indiana teachers who currently work or plan to work in a variety of programs for English language learners, including mainstream, sheltered English immersion, English as a second / new Language, dual language immersion, other bilingual education programs. This option only requires 3 additional courses to earn both the DBLE and TELL Graduate Certificates. This option ADDS an ELL teaching license to a current Indiana general education license.
    DLBE Certificate Option 3

For more details on the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Certificate >

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Course Content Information or Blackboard:
Trish Morita-Mullaney.
Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
Purdue Online purdueonline@purdue.edu
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