Dual Language/Bilingual Education Master’s Programs
Offered in Spanish or Mandarin
Whether you’re looking to enter the field of teaching or advance your career, Bank Street Graduate School of Education has numerous graduate programs to help you get your master’s in bilingual education, preparing you to work with K-12 students who are learning in two languages. With its reputation as one of the best teacher preparation institutions in the country, Bank Street will equip you with a student-centered and culturally sustaining approach to teaching and learning that honors and responds to students’ academic, linguistic, and emotional strengths and needs.
The demand for teachers who can teach students who want to maintain their home language(s) while learning English continues to grow, especially for our Chinese American and Latinx communities. Bank Street is uniquely poised to help you make an impact in this growing field. Because our six master’s programs in dual language/bilingual education are offered in New York City, you’ll study and practice in a public school system where multilingual learners make up over 15 percent of the population, with many children relying on our schools to provide a bilingual education, whether they’re starting in pre-K, elementary school, middle school, or high school.
You’ll learn teaching strategies for working with emergent readers and speakers of Spanish or Mandarin Chinese and English, including literacy and child development techniques for meeting children where they are. As you advance your critical thinking skills and acquire a deep understanding of applied linguistics, Bank Street faculty will help you learn to react with flexibility, adapt instruction to suit the needs of diverse learners, and create meaningful opportunities for learning that validate student’s authentic use of language and give them the start toward language proficiency and fluency they need for successful lives.
Hands-on fieldwork experiences as a student teacher in cross-cultural classroom settings help prepare you to lead students. As you work alongside experienced educators, you’ll translate child development and linguistic theory into practice while critically examining how educational, social, political, and socioeconomic factors frame student populations and the way students learn the language arts.
Join our collaborative and supportive education community to earn your teacher certification and/or bilingual extension, deepen your teaching practice, and become an advocate for multilingual learners.