A major/degree in Bilingual and Multilingual education is a program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to bilingual/bicultural children or adults, and/or the design and implementation of educational programs having the goal of producing bilingual/bicultural individuals. Includes preparation to serve as teachers and administrators in bilingual/bicultural education programs.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Bilingual and Multilingual Education (use the College Search feature and enter "bilingual education” or “multilingual education" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Bilingual and Multilingual Education?
The good news is that there is expected to be an increase in jobs for high school and secondary education schoolteachers in all subjects 2019-2029. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Though, across the country, the number of students in the K-12 age group who don't speak English is expected to increase, there is expected to be a decline in demand for bilingual and multilingual education teachers. Having noted that, career opportunities in private and business sectors all have a growing need for individuals skilled in foreign languages. From customer service to consulting, a bachelor’s degree will help you get your foot-in-the-door in industry and with addition education (masters), the opportunity for a career in education.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Association for Bilingual Education
- Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast
Publications/Magazines in Bilingual and Multilingual Education