Bilingual Childhood Education (A.A.)

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If you are fortunate enough to speak more than one language fluently and the idea of teaching children appeals to you, you can train to be a Bilingual Childhood Educator. The many children who do not speak English fluently benefit greatly from dedicated teachers who know more than one language and can help them adjust to a new language.

The Bilingual Childhood Education Program offers a liberal arts degree that prepares you to continue in a teacher education program at a senior college in order to become certified in Bilingual Childhood Education (first through sixth grades). The program is designed for a seamless transfer to the teacher education program at City College.Students will participate in classrooms for elementary school-age children as part of their coursework.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.

After meeting BMCC/CCNY requirements (minimum of 2.5 GPA, completion of all courses in the curriculum with grades of C or above, an interview with City College School of Education faculty, and a passing score on the LAST or City College SEAT), students in this jointly registered program are accepted at the School of Education at City College where they can complete the Bachelors of Science in Education and apply for initial teaching certification for first through sixth grades.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

General Biology
Art in Education
ENG 391
World Literature I: From Homer to Dante
ENG 392
World Literature II: From the Renaissance to Contemporary Times
XXX xxx
Modern Language Course
XXX xxx
General Elective6
Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits


  1. Students are advised to take MAT214.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  3. Students are advised to take SPE 100 and another appropriate Creative Expression course.
  4. Students are advised to take a Modern Language course.
  5. Students are advised to take PSY 100.
  6. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Teacher Education Department

199 Chambers Street, Room S-616
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1274

Office Hours
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