Majoring in education; Early Childhood (EC) to sixth grade or Pre-K to third grade with a Bilingual certificaiton prepares bilingual students to teach bilingual students in dual-language, ESL, and general education classrooms.
Students will take five courses fully in Spanish (BESL 4301, 4303, 4304, 4305, and TESL 3313), this serves to sharpen academic Spanish skills in preparation for the success in the classroom. Our intensive field experiences allow students to work directly with children in schools, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
- Bilingual teacher candidates participate in a Yearlong Residency (YLR) with bilingual students to prepare them for Day 1 teaching upon entering their career.
- We encourage any bilingual student to participate in the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO) to support and advocate for the bilingual community.
- Bilingual students have opportunities to attend state conferences to network and gain a deeper understanding of bilingual education, such as the Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE).
Q: What are the requirements for admission?
Beginning freshman student application process:
- Complete the $50, non-refundable Online Application for SHSU
- Submit your transcripts to SHSU
- Mail an official high school transcript to: Sam Houston State University Admissions Office Box 2418 Huntsville, TX 77341-2418
- Or ask your high school to send an electronic official transcript to Sam Houston State University (code: 003606).
- If transcripts are from a school outside of the U.S., the document must be translated and evaluated by a NACES accredited service or SDR Educational Consultants. International high school transcript evaluations must include a GPA on a U.S. 4.00 scale.
- Please note that SHSU does not accept fax or emailed transcripts.
- Submit your test scores (optional):
- Send SAT scores to school code 6643 for SHSU.
- Send ACT scores to school code 4162 for SHSU.
For more information on the application process, please visit the Admissions office website.
Q: What is the cost of enrollment?
You can locate additional information at The Cashiers office.
Q: Where can I learn more about Scholarships and Financial Aid?
Please see the information available at the Office of Financial Aid website.
Q: What if I am an international student?
Please visit the International Students admissions page for more information.
- Visit the Office of International Programs' New Students page for more information about receiving your Form I-20, registering for New International Student Orientation, applying for housing, and more.
Current SHSU Students
- Undergraduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to positively impact their students' academic and social-emotional growth.
- Bilingual education teachers are in high demand, and the job outlook for bilingual educators is promising.
- This program provides valuable opportunities for bilingual students to connect with and support other bilingual students and build relationships with community members.
- The curriculum is designed to be engaging and relevant, incorporating current research and best practices in bilingual education.
- Undergraduates will have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and families, helping to close the achievement gap and promote social justice through education.
- Students will gain valuable skills and knowledge to create inclusive learning environments that support bilingual students academic and social-emotional growth.
- Our program provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in real classroom settings.
- Students can take advantage of job placement services and networking opportunities with local school districts to kickstart your teaching career.
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