The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology Office of the Deputy Provost

Master of Education in Bilingual Education

Student working on assignments

The Master of Education (MEd) in Bilingual Education is designed to develop teachers with a thorough understanding the enrichment of bilingual education programs and practices that not only meet the educational needs of native Spanish speakers, but would also provide bilingual / biliterate / bicultural enrichment opportunities for all children. The degree provides an opportunity to prepare experts in various specialized education areas to promote and support enrichment bilingual education.

Apply Now Request Info

About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 36 months
  • 27 required credit hours + 9 elective credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

The Business Administration Program provides students with advanced study in a multicultural business environment with the goal of enhancing their business and administrative careers. Specifically, the program is designed to meet the career needs of those who:

  • Wish to enhance their professional opportunities in executive or administrative positions in business, industry, government and service industries.
  • Seek to broaden their knowledge in the functional business areas in order to increase the effectiveness and self‐assurance in their management abilities.
  • Are initiating their own business or business career.
  • Are preparing to seek admission to a doctoral program.


Required Courses (27 credits):
EDFR 6300: Research Methods in Education
EDFR 6388: Introduction to Historical and Socio‐Cultural Foundations of Education
EDBE 6322: Bilingualism/Multiculturalism: Critical Issues and Practices
EDBE 6324: Dual Language Enrichment Education
EDBE 6335: Bilingual Content Areas Across the Curriculum
EDBE 6350: The Bilingual Reading Process
EDBE 6351: Research on Language Development in Bilingual Environments
EDBE 6365: Action Research in Dual Language and ESL Education
EDBE 6367: Assessing Emergent Bilinguals Designated Electives

Choose one of the following areas of specialization (9 credits): Dual Language, ESL, Educational Leadership.

View complete program and course descriptions


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Application Deadline April 15

View full academic calendar

Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $21,219.48* Total program cost
  • $589.43 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV should be available prior to the fee payment deadline.

View all tuition and fees information

Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

See all financial aid information


If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-882-6552 or 956-665-3661 or email

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission. Specific criteria for Unconditional Admission for master’s degree seeking students in business administration are:

  • UTOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years.
  • English translation of educational records.  Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA).
  • Financial Documentation showing sufficient funds (minimum of $25,000) to cover all expenses (living and academic) for the first year of study.
  • Immigration documents, including a current copy of your valid passport.

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 and/or GRE scores lower than those specified are also encouraged to apply.

Notification of decisions on graduate admission is made by the office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available at the Office of Graduate Studies.

View all admissions requirements

Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Kip Austin Hinton
Phone: (956) 882-8847