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Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish and Mandarin

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Bilingual authorization provides teachers the know-how and knowledge to provide instruction for English language learners in classrooms. This means that a candidate can teach in the mainstream classroom or in a designated dual language Spanish-English or Mandarin-English bilingual classroom. Offered virtually, and with a mix of mandatory class meetings and those that are taken at your own pace, the courses in the Bilingual Added Authorization Program are accepted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The program is open to practicing teachers in our community with an interest in adding a Bilingual Authorization to their skill set.

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Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Bilingual Added Authorization Program, teachers will be prepared to develop, implement, and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to promote student bilingualism, biliteracy, bi-cognition, and biculturalism in bilingual and dual-language settings. Teachers will also be equipped with the sociohistorical, sociocultural, sociopolitical, and sociolinguistic knowledge necessary to advocate for equity-centered bilingual education.

Who Should Enroll?

This Bilingual Added Authorization Program is ideal for credentialed teachers in Southern California with an interest in adding a bilingual authorization (accepted by the CTC) to their skill set.

To enroll in the Bilingual Added Authorization Program individuals must:

  • Pass the CSET III or provide proof of registration for the exam within the first five weeks of the program.
  • Hold a valid CA teaching credential or are currently working towards one at another institution.
  • Be fluent in Spanish/Mandarin.
  • Not be a matriculated student in any other program at Cal State LA.

In addition, when you enroll and submit payment you are agreeing that you meet the following requirements to be part of the Bilingual Added Authorization program: 

  1. You have a valid CA teaching credential or are currently working towards one at another institution 
  2. You are fluent in Spanish
  3. You are not a matriculated student in any other program at Cal State LA 

Please note that priority will be given to credentialed teachers that will be ready to submit their request for an added bilingual added authorization at the completion of the program.

Read more about the Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish.

Tuition/Fees/Financial Assistance

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish

Per unit cost: $285
Units required: 6
Total cost: $1,710

The cost does not include CSET examination fees nor Bilingual Authorization CCOE recommendation fees.

Because this is not an academic degree-seeking program, this program does not qualify for financial aid, grants, and scholarships.

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Mandarin

Per unit cost: $320
Units required: 6
Total cost: $1,920

The cost does not include CSET examination fees nor Bilingual Authorization CCOE recommendation fees.

Because this is not an academic degree-seeking program, this program does not qualify for financial aid, grants, and scholarships. 

Program Curriculum

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish

Students complete six (6) units of coursework including:

EDCI 5560 - Inquiry into Methods of Teaching Academic Literacy in the Target Language Prerequisite: Target language fluency at the 3000 level and graduate status or consent of instructor. Curriculum, research, and pedagogy in literacy in the target language grades K-12, for speakers of that language or for speakers of English in bilingual programs. Instruction partly in the target language. Fieldwork is required. (3 units)

EDCI 5570 - Research and Pedagogy for the Bilingual Learner: Exploring Cultural Impact Prerequisite: Teaching credential, graduate status, or consent of instructor. Traditions, roles, status, communication patterns of culture as experienced in specified country(ies) and the U.S. Cross-/inter-/intra¬cultural relationships/interactions and cultural contributions in California and the U.S. [i.e. Chicano/Latino; Chinese/Chinese American]. Fieldwork is required. Course conducted bilingually in target language and English. (3 units)

Program Schedule

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish

The class schedule for the Spanish Bilingual Added Authorization Program for Fall 2022 is:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 17 to December 17, 2022
4:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Students must participate in a virtual meeting a week prior to the program's start.

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Mandarin

Program schedule information is coming soon.

To Enroll

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Spanish

Enroll and submit payment for the Fall 2022 program, submit payment. Students must participate in a virtual meeting (via Zoom) on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

If you encounter technical difficulties enrolling in this program, please email the College of Professional and Global Education Student Services for assistance.

Bilingual Added Authorization Program: Mandarin

Enroll and payment information is coming soon.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education Programs Office via email or call (323) 343-4915.