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Bilingual Endorsement - Arizona Department of Education, Endorsement

We offer courses that meet the requirements for both Bilingual Education and ESL endorsements, and you can incorporate this coursework into your M.Ed. plan in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. However, the M.Ed. does not automatically lead to an endorsement.

After you have completed the appropriate courses, you can obtain the endorsement by applying directly to the Arizona Department of Education. Individuals who have the Arizona Bilingual Education Endorsement are also approved to teach English as a second language.

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What Can I Do with a Bilingual Education Endorsement - Arizona Department of Education, Endorsement?

To teach bilingual education in the State of Arizona, you will need the Arizona bilingual endorsement. This endorsement requires that you complete coursework, including foundations, bilingual methods, linguistics, culture, and electives approved by your advisor. You can incorporate coursework for this endorsement in your M.Ed. program in bilingual/multicultural education. However, the M.Ed. does not automatically lead to an endorsement. After you have completed the appropriate courses, you can obtain the endorsement by applying directly to the Arizona Department of Education. Individuals who have the Arizona bilingual endorsement are also approved to teach English as a second language. Please be aware that to receive either endorsement, you must also be certified to teach elementary, secondary, or special education.


University Requirements

  • After you have completed the appropriate courses, you can obtain the endorsement by applying directly to the Arizona Department of Education. Please be aware that to receive an endorsement, you must also be certified to teach elementary, secondary, or special education; the endorsement alone does not certify you to teach in Arizona. Please note that all endorsements are granted through the Arizona Department of Education.

    Visit the Arizona Department of Education page for Educator Certification for more information and access to the applications for endorsements: http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/certificate-requirement/endorsements/

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 21 - 24
Foreign Language Required
Arizona Certification/Endorsement Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Optional

Details

Arizona Endorsement Requirements
    • The practicum experience may be waived by documenting two years of certified teaching experience in a bilingual setting.

  • Additional Requirement for those seeking this endorsement on a special-education certificate:
    • Complete an additional 3 units in ESE 520
    Language proficiency must be documented by means of one of the following:
    • Proficiency in a spoken language other than English, verified by the language department of an accredited institution
    • A passing score on the Arizona Classroom Spanish Proficiency Examination approved by the State Board of Education
    • A passing score on the Navajo Language Test
    • Verification of proficiency in a single language by NAU's Department of Modern Languages
    • Verification of proficiency in an American Indian language, signed by an official designated by the appropriate tribe

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