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Bilingual Education Teachers in Michigan

Become a Certified Teacher in this High Need Area

Bilingual Education Teachers are in High Demand

Do you speak two or more languages? Do you enjoy teaching new skills and sharing your knowledge with others? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you should absolutely consider a career as a bilingual teacher. The need for bilingual education teachers in Michigan is only increasing with time, and Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow specializes in helping college graduates like you become bilingual teachers. All you need is a bachelor’s degree with a 2.9 GPA or higher to get started.

Students across the state are waiting for someone like you to answer the call and become a bilingual education teacher. Are you ready to make a difference in your community?

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The Role of the Bilingual Education Teacher

Bilingual Education teachers have an increasingly valuable role in the Michigan education system to ensure that culturally diverse learners are able to make the same academic strides as other students. As a bilingual education teacher, your primary role is to promote educational equity by ensuring your students are able to understand the curriculum in their home language. You will deliver content area instruction and promote literacy in the students’ home language, while also providing instruction in English language and literacy.

Responsibilities of the Bilingual Education teacher

  • Teaching curriculum provided by the school
  • Assigning and grading homework
  • Creating and grading tests and quizzes
  • Engaging the class in discussions, relevant activities, and demonstrations

Bilingual Education teachers can expect to work school days: mornings and afternoons five days a week, nine to ten months of the year. You’ll enjoy an optimal work-life balance with extended winter, spring, and summer vacations.

Qualities of a good Bilingual teacher

  • Fluent in English and another language
  • Sensitive to the needs of diverse groups
  • Open and approachable
  • Patient and resourceful
  • Positive, motivational attitude
  • Well-organized
  • Good time management skills
  • Qualified with a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.9 or higher
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Steps to Becoming a Bilingual Teacher

The Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program is approved by the state of Michigan to certify educators in bilingual education. We will require a completed application and official transcripts to admit you to our program.

Step 1: Training

Once you’ve been admitted you will begin our comprehensive training program. At Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow, our curriculum will cover all the bases to ensure you are prepared for the classroom. Throughout your coursework, field training, and your state required 3-year internship, Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow will be there for continuous support and guidance.

Step 2: Testing

Potential teachers seeking their Michigan Standard Certificate must first pass the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) for Bilingual Education. The following are the bilingual specialties offered by Michigan Teachers. Spanish is currently the highest area in demand.

  1. Bilingual Arabic
  2. Bilingual Chaldean
  3. Bilingual Chinese
  4. Bilingual Filipino
  5. Bilingual French
  6. Bilingual German
  7. Bilingual Greek
  8. Bilingual Hebrew
  9. Bilingual Italian
  10. Bilingual Japanese
  11. Bilingual Korean
  12. Bilingual Polish
  13. Bilingual Russian
  14. Bilingual Servo-Croatian/Bosnian
  15. Bilingual Spanish
  16. Bilingual Vietnamese

Michigan Teachers will be with you every step of the way with cutting-edge test preparation materials, all available on our Study Resources page.

Step 3: Teaching

From the very moment you begin teaching, you will earn full pay and benefits. You will be guided by Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow through the assignment of a Field Supervisor. In collaboration with a campus mentor, you will be supported during your three years on an interim teaching certificate. This is required to qualify for a standard certificate.

Whether you’re interested in teaching at the elementary or secondary level, educators in the field of bilingual education are in high demand in Michigan. Now is the perfect time to embark on a new career and help children see the world through a new language. Let Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow help you become a certified teacher.

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Additional Resources

The following is a brief list of online resources dedicated to the advancement of bilingual teacher training in Michigan.
http://www.geteducated.com/
https://www.michigan.gov/mde/

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