Elementary Education (Bilingual Endorsement)

PROGRAM LENGTH: Two years (typically 4 regular semesters of full-time attendance) beginning in August only

WHEN TO APPLY: By second Friday in February (see Step 3); late applications typically accepted in May

ADMISSIONS: Selective; students must provide documentation (see Step 3)

CLASS SCHEDULE: Classes meet weekly in-person Monday-Thursday (daytime). This includes practicum in local bilingual and/or dual-language classrooms during regular school hours for all 4 semesters, culminating in student teaching in K-8 setting in the spring semester of senior year

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education;

CERTIFICATION: After passing the AEPA Professional Knowledge exam for Elementary Education, program graduates will earn certification to teach kindergarten through grade 8 in the state of Arizona. To earn bilingual endorsement, program graduates must pass the Arizona Classroom Teacher Spanish Proficiency Exam. Visit the Certification Map website to learn more about reciprocity in another U.S. state 

CAREERS: Teaching grades K-8 in dual-language classrooms (Spanish)

LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: See UA tuition calculator at: tuitioncalculator.fso.arizona.edu  (based on four semesters of major coursework full-time attendance -- subject to change)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Arizona Teaching Fellows (see coe.arizona.edu/AzTF), Teach Grant (financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/other-federal-grants), and others (see coe.arizona.edu/financial-aid)
CONTACT: Visit coe.arizona.edu/advisors to identify your advisor by major and schedule an in-person or phone appointment