New School of Education certificate program aims to address shortage of bilingual teachers

In 2020, there were over 30,000 Spanish-speaking English learners — or “emergent bilingual” — K-12 students in Wisconsin schools. However, less than 35 percent of these learners were enrolled in bilingual-bicultural programming.

One reason for this is a shortage of bilingual educators statewide, and a new certificate program from the UW–Madison School of Education aims to meet this growing need […]

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