The College of Education at the University of Washington is now offering a specialized program for those interested in becoming dual language teachers in a K-8 setting. Candidates admitted to the five-quarter program will be a part of the Elementary Masters in Teaching cohort, and will also receive specialized bilingual methods support, including:  

  • A student teaching placement in a dual language setting,
  • A bilingual endorsement during their fifth quarter, and
  • Specialized mentorship and professional development during the first year of teaching.

Candidates will also receive a scholarship that covers 50% of the tuition costs.

The BECA program is interested in admitting candidates who are committed to improving the educational outcomes of Spanish and Vietnamese-speaking students in the Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Highline, Kent, and Federal Way school districts. We are also seeking candidates who are committed to teaching through culturally responsive, sustaining, and social-justice oriented pedagogies.

Prerequisites for this program

  • Completion of all prerequisites for admission to the ELTEP program, including 40 hours of observation in a dual language classroom. Learn more about ELTEP prerequisites.
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking in both Spanish and English, or Vietnamese and English.

Additional requirements upon admission

  • TOEFL score in concordance with the graduate school policy.
  • Translated transcripts must also be submitted with the application.

For more information please contact Renee Shank, BECA program coordinator.

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