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

Bilingual Education, M.A. with a Preliminary Secondary Credential and Bilingual Authorization (On Hiatus)

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Contact Information

Program Director: Marta E. Sanchez

Academic Advisor: Terri Taylor


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 Multiple Subjects Preliminary Teaching Credential with a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese. All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Master the theoretical 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 theory and research to research projects related to bilingual education or biliteracy development in individuals and/or schools

Program Admission 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.
  • Graduate Application
  • 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.
  • Professional Resume
  • Satisfy California’s Basic Skills Requirement with official documentation per CTC guidelines.
  • Satisfy Subject Matter Competency (i.e. CSET) per CTC guidelines with official documentation.
  • 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.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Program Requirements

And the following three (3) courses in alignment with the target language of the applicant’s bilingual authorization in either Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese:

Total: 41 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • edTPA
  • Professional Advising
  • CSET Score Report
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Fieldwork Application
  • Culminating Fieldwork Requirements
  • Exit Interview
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Application for Credential
  • Application for Master of Arts Degree

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