Program goals and standards

The Dual Language Specialization Program goals are based on the six core domains from TSPC Dual Language Specialization Program Standards 584-420-0630


Language – Apply language acquisition theories and research, as well as knowledge of language as a system, to improve dual language students’ abilities to use first and second language for social and academic purposes.


Culture – Apply major concepts and research related to the nature and role of culture to construct supportive learning environments for all dual language students.


Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction – Use dual language appropriate instructional practices and strategies that integrate standards-based language proficiency and content-area objectives.


Assessment – To inform instruction, effectively implement a variety of standards-based assessment tools and techniques that demonstrate an understanding of assessment issues for students’ learning in multiple languages.


Professionalism – Demonstrate a willingness and ability to serve as professional resources, advocate for multilingualism and multilingual students, and build partnerships with students’ families.


Community and Family Engagement – Use principles, theories, and research related to the role of family and community engagement to construct a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.