Beginning each fall, a cohort of Catholic educators take together online the four courses below, which result in 120 professional development points (PDPs) and a certificate in bilingual education.
- Foundations of Bilingual and Dual Language Education (1 unit);
- Bilingualism, Second Language, and Literacy Development (3 units);
- Bilingual Literacy and Literature (3 units); and
- Teaching Writing (1 unit).
Together in community through synchronous and asynchronous sessions, participants will discuss readings, complete assignments, and consider how content can be applied in their respective school settings. Areas of focus and topics addressed throughout the certificate program include: the social and political contexts of language use and instruction; enhanced ways of teaching language through content; bilingual language arts and literacy instruction; and text selection for multilingual youth.