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2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums 
2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Organizational Leadership, Specialization in Bilingual Education, M.Ed.

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Organizational Leadership, Specialization in Bilingual Education: 34 credits

The Heritage University graduate program provides a Master of Education degree in Organizational Leadership, with a Specialization in Bilingual Education. This is a specialized program designed to prepare educators who anticipate a career working with English language learners.

Program Goals

The primary purpose of the program is to provide quality professional study to enable educators to positively impact the academic achievement of English language learners. Educators completing this program will receive the knowledge, necessary tools, and support to be successful in the challenging work of effectively teaching and working with English language learners.

The program is designed to do the following:

  1. Build professional learning communities that support teacher knowledge, and skills that facilitate culturally responsive teaching across the system
  2. Apply current research and instructional strategies designed to increase student achievement of all English language learners in schools, with the effect of closing the achievement gap
  3. Receive training on pedagogy that fosters equity, inclusion, and empowerment of students, parents, and the overall community
  4. Plan, implement, and manage appropriate instructional environments that provide the necessary curriculum adaptations and modifications to ensure student success
  5. Produce a qualified candidate with a bilingual endorsement or equivalent
  6. Meet OSPI and state standards for teaching bilingual education

Total Credits: 34


*Bilingual Education Endorsement

Candidates must pass the specifically required WEST-E and ACTFL language proficiency assessments, as well as any required pedagogical assessments, before any endorsement will be recommended. Students are encouraged to take the ACTFL early in their program. This will assist in determining if foreign language course work is necessary.

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