Feb 09, 2023
Academic Program Director: Marta E. Sanchez
Center Senior Director: Annette Pijuan Hernandez
Center Co-Director: Edmundo Edward F. Litton
Academic Advisor: Michael Cersosimo
The Bilingual Authorization Program offers candidates the opportunity to add a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin to their existing California 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. The option to add the Bilingual Authorization is only viable for candidates admitted to, and enrolled in, either the LMU School of Education California Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Preliminary credential programs.
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 research 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.
Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
Bilingual Authorization in Mandarin or Cantonese