UW Bilingual Teacher Certificate Program

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The University of Washington College of Education offers a bilingual teaching certificate program, starting June 2019.  Through the College of Education scholarship program, Project B.E.C.A. (Bilingual Educator Capacity) applicants may also be eligible for a scholarship which pays 50% of participants' tuition.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Spanish or Vietnamese fluency (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Basic skills test (WEST-B, SAT or ACT)
  • TOFEL score of 92 for those with BA degrees from outside the US
  • 40 Hours of observation in a dual language classroom 

Program Details:

In this intensive five-quarter graduate teacher education program, candidates will earn a master’s degree in elementary teaching, and a bilingual endorsement while conducting student teaching in dual language classrooms in school districts surrounding Seattle.

Project BECA Benefits:

  • 50% tuition scholarship
  • Specialized coaching and mentoring
  • Cohort model with support from peers who are also Spanish-speaking and learning to become bilingual teachers.
  • Training to integrate families and communities effectively with your teaching practice.

Applications for the 2019-2020 cohort are due by December 7, 2018.  Please email Renee Shank, Program Coordinator, at rashank@uw.edu for more information.

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