Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies has a strong tradition of preparing successful educators, researchers, and community leaders. We seek students who hope to make an impact in their professional and personal worlds, and therefore, we offer both undergraduate and graduate students an exceptional curriculum. Upon graduating, students leave our programs prepared to participate critically in the creation of a more just and democratic society, whether this is in schools, non-profit organizations, universities, or research tanks. 

Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergrad programs designed to prepare future teachers to be agents of change in the areas of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL).


Graduate Programs

We offer advanced training (master’s degrees) in bilingual and ESL teacher education as well as a Ph.D. in culture, literacy, and language. Check out these degrees and our certificates.

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We are committed to student success and have a strong tradition in preparing successful educators, researchers, and community leaders with a social justice orientation. Our faculty are engaged in funded research from organizations like the US Department of Education, NSF, and NIH that provide our students with opportunities to develop their skills.

Points of Pride

  • One of UTSA’s founding academic units
  • Nationally ranked #3 in bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural education by Hispanic Outlook Magazine
  • Graduated approximately 450 students in the last 10 years
  • 98% of doctoral students employed within one year of graduation
  • 68% of doctoral students pursue and find positions in academia
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The University of Texas at San Antonio -Main Campus
College of Education and
Human Development
Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Phone: 210-458-4426
Fax: 210-458-5962


College of Education and Human Development
Main Building | One UTSA Circle | San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-458-4370 |