School of Business, Education and Professional Studies- Bilingual Education Endorsement Program
Certificate* (CERT) in Bilingual Education Endorsement
About the Program
The Bilingual Education Endorsement Program is a 12 credit-hour program. This program facilitates achievement of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) bilingual education teacher competencies and provides a means for NM teachers to add the bilingual endorsement to their teaching licenses. The courses are systematically organized into a natural sequence of integrated subject matter. Spanish and English are both used as a language of instruction in EDUC 220 and EDUC 222. Participants must pass the "La Prueba" Spanish Language proficiency test before applying for the bilingual endorsement with the NMPED.
Basic Requirements for Admission:*
- Copy of Level 1 Teaching License or higher
- Completion of Bilingual Endorsement Program Application
- Official college transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate study (if transferring in credits from another institution)
* These basic requirements are subject to change.
SFCC offers the following bilingual education courses:
|Summer||EDUC 260 Language Learning and Teaching|
|Summer||EDUC 261 Intercultural Communication for Educators|
|Fall||EDUC 220 Introduction to Bilingual Education|
|Spring||EDUC 222 Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/Multicultural Classroom|
The New Mexico Spanish Language Proficiency Exam (Prueba de Español) is the test used for persons seeking to add a bilingual education endorsement to a New Mexico teaching license. The Test is administered through a partnership with Eastern New Mexico University. See our Testing Center website for more information.
Please call (575) 562-2315 before choosing a test date. Each date is limited to 30 people. For a description and history of the test, visit http://www.lingref.com/isb/4/005ISB4.PDF.
For more information, please contact Bethany Muller, 505-328-1749, email@example.com.