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Elementary Education Bilingual/Bicultural

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Charise Pimentel
Education Building,
Room 3014

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 core subjects bilingual certification program.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
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, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

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

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


Application Fee(s)

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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)

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents & Other Requirements

  • 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 


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.