The Bilingual Education Certificate (BEC) is a 3-course sequence designed to meet the subject matter knowledge requirements for bilingual education endorsement from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The courses share a unifying view of linguistic equity and justice that centers the linguistic knowledge and lived experiences of bilingual children and youth in schools.
The sequence begins with a focus on the historical and political foundations of bilingual education in the United States, and in Massachusetts. The second course explores theoretical principles and empirical studies of bilingualism in contemporary research contexts. In the final course, BEC students apply the history, policy, theory, and research of bilingual education to their current teaching contexts.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
To be uploaded to your online Application Form.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office. Please note the following:
Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to email@example.com from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure it is received by our office.
Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:
Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467