The Minor in Bilingual Education, when combined with an education major leading to a teaching license: Early Childhood (birth to 2nd grade), Elementary (1st to 6th grade), Middle Level (5th to 8th grade), Secondary (9th-12th grade), Physical Education (K-12th grade) , or Special Education (K-age 21), prepares individuals to work with English learners in bilingual settings within the grade range of their initial endorsement.
In order to obtain a Bilingual Endorsement, students completing a Minor in Bilingual Education must do one of their clinical experiences in a bilingual classroom and pass a state test of language proficiency.
Must be an Education Major admitted to the college of education.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area||Cr. Hrs.|
|Fine Arts (FA)* |
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
|Humanities (HU)* |
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
|Engaged Learning Experiences|
Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".
Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)
These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.
Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)
These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Minor in Bilingual Education
|BLBC-338||Bilingualism And Education||3|
|BLBC-339||Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|BLBC-340||Teaching English Learners In Diverse Classrooms||3|
|BLBC-341||Methods of Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms||3|
|BLBC-342||Assessment In The Bilingual Classroom||3|
|TESL-301||The English Language For Teachers||3|
Pass the Illinois State Test of Language Proficiency.