The Master of Arts program emphasizes the preparation of highly qualified elementary school teachers to conduct quality bilingual and intercultural education for a variety of student populations. This combined program fulfills all the requirements for the Master of Arts in Bilingual Education degree and the 2042 Multiple Subjects Preliminary Teaching Credential with a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Mandarin.
Program Admissions Requirements
Minimum language competency in target language (Spanish or Mandarin)
Attendance at an Information Session (for Credential Candidates Only)
Please contact the School of Education Admissions Coordinator to attend an information session. Applicants will receive an information packet that includes all application materials and instructions.
Candidate Information Sheet
3 Letters of Recommendation
At least 1 letter must verify the applicant’s experience and familiarity with the elementary school age group.
Letters cannot be written by family members or friends.
Technology Requirement Form
Fingerprint Clearance Form
Statement of Intent
3-5 page essay describing how applicant’s experiences, qualities, and goals reflect the School of Education’s conceptual framework: REAL (Respect, Educate, Advocate, Lead).
2 sealed, official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally diverse youth in the age group applicant plans to teach.
Proof of satisfying California’s Basic Skills Requirement
Official CBEST passing scores or equivalent
Subject Matter Competency Test (CSET) Plan of Action
Certificate of Clearance (COC)
Proof of Satisfying the U.S. Constitution Requirement
Tuberculin Skin Test Results
Interview with Program Director
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units
For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.: