Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Teaching) (BBED) - Minor


21-22 credits

2.0 GPA required.

Letter grade required in all minor courses unless otherwise noted.

Must be accompanied with a Teacher Education Licensure major - admission required.

Overview

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education Minor program prepares future K-12 teachers to teach academic content (math, science, language arts, etc.) in two languages, such as English and Spanish. The program offers 22 hours of clinical teaching in a bilingual classroom with guidance from a bilingual teacher and the program advisor. 

WSU students with these majors can qualify for a Bilingual/Bicultural Education endorsement on their Minnesota teaching licenses:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Math Education (5-12 or 7-12)
  • Science Education (5-12 or 7-12)
  • Social Studies Education (5-12 or 7-12)
  • School Health Education (5-12 or 7-12)

Bilingual/Bicultural Education students must demonstrate at least Advanced Low spoken and written proficiency in English and the language of their prospective K-12 students (e.g., Spanish) in order to qualify for the Bilingual/Bicultural Education endorsement from the State of Minnesota. Demonstration of language proficiency in a language other than English is accomplished by successfully passing the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and ACTFL Written Proficiency Test at the Advanced Low or higher level.

Students who do not reach Advanced Low may still earn the Bilingual/Bicultural Education minor, but they will not qualify for the endorsement on the Minnesota teaching license.

Teacher Education Licensure Program Information


Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA) and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.

All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs  are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program advisor for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

Criteria required semester before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit courses
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111 if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191 or 192 if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (Math 202 is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours:
    • Can be met by taking college level course(s) with clinical hours (including courses enrolled in the semester of the TE Admission application). Syllabus/clinical hour evaluation needed if non-WSU course.
    • Can be met through a comparable work or volunteer experience completed after high school graduation. Complete Early Clinical Form with supervisor and return to 212 Cathedral.

Language Proficiency Requirement


All Bilingual/Bicultural Education students must complete an official Oral Proficiency Interview through Language Testing International (OPI or OPIc) prior to student teaching. Students must demonstrate Advanced Low or higher in order to qualify for the Bilingual/Bicultural Education endorsement on the Minnesota teaching license.

All Bilingual/Bicultural Education students must complete an official Written Proficiency Test through Language Testing International (WPT) prior to student teaching. Students must demonstrate Advanced Low or higher in order to qualify for the Bilingual/Bicultural Education endorsement on the Minnesota teaching license.

Students who are not pursuing a Bilingual/Bicultural Education endorsement must reach Intermediate High on both assessments in order to student-teach. See program advisor for details.

Course(s) Unique to Minor


WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course unique to the minor and not used in major or additional requirements. See DARS for details.

Legend


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning