Feb 09, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual Authorization

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Contact Information

Program Director: Marta E. Sanchez

Academic Advisor:


The Bilingual Certificate Program offers candidates the opportunity to add a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin to their existing California 2042 Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Preliminary credential. Candidates obtain the Bilingual Authorization upon completing the required three 3-semester-hour courses listed below. Candidates must also pass the CSET LOTE Test III. 

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Master the theoretical, pedagogical, political, and legal foundations of bilingual education
  • Provide standards-based instruction in their language of concentration in an elementary or secondary bilingual classroom setting
  • Assess student learning in their language of concentration
  • Apply current second language acquisition and learning theory and research to projects related to bilingual education or biliteracy development in individuals and/or schools
  • Address issues related to bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural identity development in the culture of concentration
  • Learn about and engage in the community of their language concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

In order to add the Bilingual Authorization to an existing credential, candidates must:

  • Demonstrate language proficiency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin prior to starting their Bilingual Authorization program.
  • Candidates can meet this language requirement by one of the following routes:
    • Providing an official transcript showing completion of a Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin major or minor
    • Passing an approved language examination,
    • Submitting a transcript showing extensive schooling in a Spanish/Chinese-speaking country, or
    • Showing proof of appropriate Peace Corps experience in a Spanish- or Chinese-speaking country.
  • Interview with the Director of Bilingual Education program
  • Complete appropriate forms as provided by program and advisor

Program Requirements

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