Bachelor's Degrees

Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

Elementary Education B.A.E. (Bilingual Option)

This professional admission program leads to an Arizona Elementary Teaching Certificate for grades K-8 with an endorsement once all certification requirements are complete. During all four semesters of the program, you work in schools with diverse populations of children and teachers who are invested in supporting new teachers.

Make a difference in the lives of dual-language youth by majoring in Elementary Education with a bilingual endorsement. Elementary educators with a bilingual endorsement help bilingual students gain a foundational footing in core subjects. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Education, students in the program also earn an Elementary Certificate K-8 with a bilingual endorsement to teach in English and Spanish. This credential allows them to teach in bilingual or dual-language classrooms or traditional settings. Courses, required practicum and student teaching are held at local school sites, where students gain firsthand experience connecting theory and practice through fieldwork. At the elementary school, they immerse themselves in Spanish and gain teaching experience with diverse language learners.

Format: In Person
Location: Tucson (Main Campus). Courses and fieldwork are often taught off campus in local districts.

Study and research teaching foundations and methods
Gain hands-on experience working with children in K-8 classrooms
Prepare to teach in bilingual, dual language, and traditional classrooms with diverse language learners

Sample Courses

Take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including:

  • TLS 401: Family, Community, and School Partnerships
  • TLS 300: Classroom Processes and Instruction
  • TLS 402: Linguistics for Teachers
  • TLS 406: Assessment and Instruction with English Language Learners

Student Teaching

You will have three semesters of fieldwork in local grade K-8 classrooms leading to your last semester of full-time student teaching in a bilingual or dual language classroom.


Graduates teach in public and private elementary schools in grades K-8 in Arizona and other states. Other graduates have gone on to graduate school in counseling, special education, and policy studies.

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