Bilingual Authorization Program

Program DescriptionTeacher overseeing students and observing them writing.

Offered fully online via Canvas and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), this course is open to all teachers in our community with an interest in adding Bilingual Authorization to their skill set. This accelerated three-course program qualifies students for authorization in one of the following Cal State LA approved languages: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tagalog.

Non-credentialed students can also enroll in the program and gain insight into working and teaching in bilingual/multicultural settings including immersion and bilingual education classes.

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to develop, implement, and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies in bilingual, dual language, and cross-cultural settings.

View/download flyer seen on this page here.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is ideal for credentialed Los Angeles area teachers with an interest in adding Bilingual Authorization approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to their skill set.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit Total Program Cost
$285 $1,995

Cost does not include CSET examination fees nor Bilingual Authorization CTC self-recommendation costs/fees.


Fully Online: Spring 2021 (coming soon)


Online with mandatory Zoom meeting, one week prior to beginning EDCI 5560 class.


Prospective students should hold a clear, preliminary, or intern teaching credential; World Languages CSET Subtest III (Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese; Subtest II if Tagalog). Language Requirement must be completed for admission or prior to self-recommendation to the CTC.

Program Requirements

Students complete seven (7) 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 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)

EDCI 5580 - Reflection, Synthesis, and Assessment: Bilingual Authorization Portfolio Prerequisites: Admission restricted to Bilingual Authorization Certificate Candidates. Teaching credential and teaching experience. This is a capstone course designed for candidates pursuing Bilingual Authorization Certificate. Candidates demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills of advanced coursework and bilingual teaching experience reflective of professional and academic growth achieved during the program. Graded CR/NC. Fieldwork required. (3 units)

To Enroll

Enroll in the Bilingual Authorization Program (coming soon).