Bilingual Education

NYU Steinhardt's programs in Bilingual Education prepare teachers, researchers,  and curriculum developers to work in bilingual education at all levels.

Based on communicative methods of second language acquisition and a reflective model of teaching which incorporate collaboration with colleagues, students, and community, our program provide you with a firm foundation in language, literacy, and applied linguistics, and an understanding of second-language teaching approaches. We affirm the value of heritage languages and cultures and take an additive view of second language acquisition.

MA in Bilingual Education for Teachers

This 34-credit master of arts program prepares teachers for bilingual settings at the early childhood, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. You may choose to pursue an additional 15-credit extension program that leads to eligibility for New York State Bilingual Extension

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education

This 30-credit post-master's advanced certificate is for bilingual teachers, supervisors, teacher trainers, administrators, and materials developers who wish to expand their study of bilingual education and add to their teaching and learning experience. You may also choose to puruse an additional 15-credit extension program that leads to eligibility for New York State Bilingual Extension

PhD in Bilingual Education

This 54-credit doctoral program prepares higher education ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, supervisors, administrators, researchers, and curriculum/materials developers for careers in bilingual and bicultural settings. The program emphasizes research in bilingualism and pedagogy in linguistically and socially diverse environments and communities.


For more information about Bilingual Education at NYU Steinhardt, please contact

Shondel Nero
Program Director, Multilingual Multicultural Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning