The Bilingual Education (BE) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students interested in working with second language learners. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices.
Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll.
7 courses are required for the minor:
Minor in Bilingual Education with Bilingual Endorsement
This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.
The minor with endorsement requires the above 7 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.
ISBE offers the Target Language Proficiency Test in the following languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Burmese, Bulgarian, Cantonese, English, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.
**Note: Individuals interested in pursuing a minor in bilingual and a minor in ESL need to select the combined ESL-Bilingual (ESL-BE) minor. Individuals cannot earn a separate minor for both areas.