Bilingual Authorization Program: Spanish and Mandarin

Program Description

Offered virtually, and with a mix of mandatory class meetings and those that are taken at your own pace, the courses in the Bilingual Authorization Program are approved 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. kids sitting

Upon completion of the program, teachers will be prepared to develop, implement, and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to promote student bilingualism, biliteracy, bicognition, 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.

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

 

Who Should Enroll?

This program is ideal for credentialed teachers in Southern California with an interest in adding a Bilingual Authorization (approved by the CTC) to their skill set.

Program Curriculum

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 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)                                    

Tuition & Schedule: Spanish Program

Cost Per Unit Total Program Cost
$285 $1,710

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

Schedule

Program classes will be delivered via Canvas, the University's digital learning platform. The virtual class schedule for the Bilingual Authorization Program (Spanish) for Fall 2021 is:

  • EDCI 5560, 90
  • EDCI 5570, 90

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

Tuition & Schedule: Mandarin Program via Open University

Cost Per Unit Total Program Cost
$320 $1,920

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

Schedule

Program classes will be delivered via Canvas, the University's digital learning platform. The virtual class schedule for the Bilingual Authorization Program (Mandarin) for Spring 2022 is:

  • EDCI 5560, 02: Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m
  • EDCI 5570, 02: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m

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

Verification 

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

Please use the QR code to contact Ana Zambrano for verification of eligibility.

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