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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual Authorization Program: Spanish

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Program of Study

The Bilingual Authorization Program is offered in conjunction with the Multiple-Subject, Middle Level, Single-Subject, Special Education, and Integrated Credential Program options. The authorization is for individuals wishing to provide primary language instruction (Spanish) to English Learners. This program is designed to provide bilingual candidates with primary and second language theory, curricula, instructional strategies, and methodology and is specially designed to instruct K-12 grade students in both Spanish and English language development across the content core curricula. The School of Education offers coursework and clinical practice, which will qualify candidates with the requisite skills, knowledge, and dispositions to design, implement, and provide primary language instruction and teach in bilingual settings for English Learners. 

There are three (3) requirements of the Bilingual Authorization Program – Spanish:

  1. Successful completion of the following courses: EDUC 653 : Biliteracy I (3 units), and EDUC 654 : Biliteracy II (3 units).
  2. At least one clinical practice placement will be in a biliteracy setting or primary language program. Select one of the courses (EDMS 573 , EDMI 573 , or EDSS 573 ) (6-7 units) based on your initial credential program, or a practicum in a bilingual setting (EDUC 655 ) (2 units) for “add on” candidates who already hold a valid California basic credential with English learner authorization. 
  3. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by passing the CSET Language Other Than English (LOTE) III: Spanish Language examination. 

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