Certificate

Graduate Students

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.

Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

How to Apply

LEARN MORE

Request Information

Program Requirements

View Requirements

Core Coursework

EDCI 53000 – English Language Development (3 credits)
(Fall 1-Year 1) (Aug-Oct)

This course builds theoretical and practical knowledge about how second languages are learned, and the educational basis for second language teaching and learning. It focuses on research, sociocultural issues, and instructional strategies for the English language and literacy development of English language learners.

EDCI 59100 – Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (3 credits)
(Fall 1-Year 2) (Aug-Oct)

This course builds foundational and practical knowledge of children’s bilingual development and the sociocultural, cognitive, philosophical, and educational basis for high-quality dual language and other bilingual education programs. It focuses on research and current issues related to the bilingual development of emergent bilinguals in K-12 contexts.

EDCI 59100 – Teaching Methods in Bilingual Education (3 credits)
(Fall 2-Year 2) (Oct-Dec)

Application of theory, research, and guiding principles to providing high-quality instruction in dual language and other bilingual education programs in K-12 education. This course includes a specific focus on both program-level design of effective dual language programs, and effective language and literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students leading to high levels of bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement.

Elective Online Courses (choose one 3 credit course)

EDCI 55700 – Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits)
(Summer 2-Year 1)

This course provides a critical review of research and practice in language proficiency and content-area assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in K-12 education. Students will explore the sociocultural dimensions of standardized testing, academic achievement, and accountability. Students will conduct critical analyses of standardized testing instruments and learn to develop alternative classroom-based language, literacy and content-area assessments appropriate for ELL and CLD students.

EDCI 55900 – Academic Language and Content Area Learning (3 credits)
(Spring 1-Year 1) (Jan-Mar)

This course builds theoretical and practical knowledge for teachers about effective second language and content area instruction for English language learners. The course focuses on research-based teaching and learning strategies for making content area instruction comprehensible for English language learners while supporting their English language development.

Supplemental Program Information

View Supplemental Program Information

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 >

Tuition and Fees

View Tuition and Fees
Current Tuition Rates and Fees * In-State Out-of-State
Tuition Rate $329.05 $493.58
Technology Fee $7.55 $7.55
Repair and Rehabilitation Fee $11.25 $11.25
Purdue Online (PO) Fee $50.00 $50.00
Total Cost Per Credit Hour $397.85 $562.38
Total Credit Hours 12 12
Total Program Cost $4,774.20 $6,748.56

*Tuition and fees are charges on a per credit hour basis and are subject to annual increase. Annual increases may change the total program cost. The rate and fees above are effective for the 2019-2020 school year.

*Note: Purdue faculty and staff fee remissions may not be applied to this program.

Faculty

View Faculty

Questions?

Course Content Information or Blackboard:
Trish Morita-Mullaney
Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
Purdue Online purdueonline@purdue.edu
Career accounts:
ITaP (765) 494-4000