Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) Graduate Certificate
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Amplify the effectiveness of your teaching with the online Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) Graduate Certificate Program from Purdue University. It’s a fast-paced way for you to broaden your professional skillset and gives you confidence to meet your students’ needs.
The DLBE Graduate Program provides teachers with the professional preparation to assist dual bilingual learners in developing their English language and academic skills in K through grade 12. This teacher professional development opportunity may be for you. Program benefits include:
- Fully online
- Courses offered one at a time in an 8-week format
- Program can be completed in as little as 2 semesters
- Related field experiences can be done in your classroom
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Online students enjoy the same rigorous academic programs as on-campus students, but with a much more flexible class schedule. Assignments, discussions, and other coursework are posted each week in the virtual classroom.
The purpose of the dual language bilingual education (DLBE) graduate certificate is to address the growing need of schools and teachers in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including the rapidly growing English language learner student population, through the provision of high-quality dual language and other bilingual education programs. Dual language and other strong forms of bilingual education can be effective in helping all students develop high levels of bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement while fostering students’ linguistic identities and rights.
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This program does not lead to licensure in the state of Indiana or elsewhere. Contact the College of Education Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) at firstname.lastname@example.org before continuing with program application if you have questions regarding licensure or contact your state Department of Education about how this program may translate to licensure in your state of residence. The first part of this certificate can be the ELL Licensure program. This program alone is a non-licensure certificate.
Teachers strive to create a learning environment that is academically challenging for students at all levels. Because of the special needs of bilingual students, educators with dual bilingual skills are in demand. The demand for dual bilingual teachers will only increase as more students from non-English-speaking homes enter school.
- Bilingual Teacher
- Director of Languages
- Bilingual Support Specialist
- Language Immersion Specialist
Certificate Completion Options
- Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate as a stand-alone program (12 credits)
This option is ideal for current teachers who already possess general teacher licensure in their state and/or additional licensure in teaching English language learners, who work or who plan to work in dual language or other bilingual education programs. It is also ideal for graduate students with research interests in bilingual education and bilingualism. This option does not lead to any form of teacher licensure, but a certificate recognized by the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
- Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate and add on the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) Graduate Certificate (21 Credits)
This option only requires 3 additional courses to earn both the DBLE and TELL Graduate Certificates. This combination is ideal for students with teaching or research interests in a wide range of programs for English language learners, including mainstream, sheltered English immersion, English as a second / new Language, dual language immersion, other bilingual education programs. This option does not lead to any form of teacher licensure.
- Complete the DLBE Graduate Certificate and add on an Indiana ELL teacher license to an Indiana general education license (21 credits)
This option is designed for licensed Indiana teachers who currently work or plan to work in a variety of programs for English language learners, including mainstream, sheltered English immersion, English as a second / new Language, dual language immersion, other bilingual education programs. This option only requires 3 additional courses to earn both the DBLE and TELL Graduate Certificates. This option ADDS an ELL teaching license to a current Indiana general education license.