Master of Bilingual Education Program

Academic Level
Issue Area
Academic Program
Key Personnel
Program Focus
Development of Teachers,


The Master of Bilingual Education program aims to prepare master teachers of bilingual learners and to develop a cadre of teachers serving as advocates for bilingual learners in their schools, school districts, and communities.

Program Description

The Master of Bilingual Education program prepares in-service teachers, over 90% of whom are Latino, to teach elementary level bilingual learners more effectively. Enabling students to attain literacy in both Spanish and English while achieving at a high level academically. Program participants are also prepared to assume leadership roles in the community and in their school districts. The Masters of Bilingual Education program has added a new bilingual specialization that takes into account the needs of special education students who are bilingual.


Since the inception of the program in 1990, more than 300 Latino students have completed the Master of Bilingual Education degree.

The graduation rate has been greater than 90%. From those who have graduated, more than 50% have received a promotion or been given significant new responsibilities within three years of graduation. 

Each graduate, on average, has taught at least 200 students and thus far has had an impact on at least 60,000 bilingual learners, their parents, and communities.