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San Diego State University

SDSU Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (formerly Policy Studies in Language & Cross-Cultural Education)

Option 2: Outside Specialization

For students interested in the principles of our program and in further development of specific subject competencies in another discipline. Students are required to identify, with MA Advisor approval, their outside option in the second year of the program. The outside option may be independent or linked to a particular certificate. All certificate programs, such as Educational Leadership and Reading Specialist, require appropriate department application and admittance prior to course enrollment. Note that such certificate programs may require more than the 9-12 outside specialization units allowed under Option 2. Students who choose option 2 will complete the following course program.

Required Courses: 18 Units total 

  • DLE 600A Foundations of Democratic Schooling (3) or 
    • DLE 600B Foundations of Dual Language Programming for Critical Biliteracy Development (3)
  • DLE 601 Language Policies and Practices (3)
  • DLE 650 Curriculum Development for Urban School Communities (3)

Research: 9 Units total

  • ED690 Methods of Inquiry (3) and 
  • ED795A-795B Seminar (6) 

Specialization: 12 units total

Nine or more units taken outside the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education with consent of the DLE graduate adviser, and a cooperating department or program.