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Elementary Education – Bilingual/Bicultural

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Mary Esther Huerta
mehuerta@txstate.edu
512.245.3099
Education Building,
Room 3015

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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Texas State University is a Hispanic Serving Institution located in the heart of Texas, which is rich in bilingual communities. The campus is also situated in close proximity to several public schools that implement diverse bilingual education programs where students can get hands-on experiences teaching and learning in bilingual classrooms.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.A. 30 Thesis Minor required
M.Ed. 36 Non-Thesis Minor required

  This program is for students seeking only a master's degree. If you wish to pursue a master's degree and certification, please review the details for the M.Ed. in elementary education + EC-6 generalist bilingual certification program.


Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 15 February 15
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents & Other Requirements

  • interview with the bilingual coordinator to ensure your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish

  For the Fall 2017 term and beyond: 

  • interview with the bilingual coordinator to ensure your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
  • statement of purpose (one page) describing why you wish to teach 
  • three letters of recommendation 

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.