May 28, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024

Bilingual Education, M.A. with a Preliminary 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential and Bilingual Authorization - ON HIATUS

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Contact Information

Academic Program Director: Marta 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  Single Subject 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, Cantonese, 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.
  • Online Graduate Application
  • Candidate Information Sheet
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Official Transcript from all Colleges/Universities Attended, including all Community/Junior Colleges
    • Applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the United States of America:
      • Official Transcript Evaluation from an approved evaluation agency that details content of coursework completed, degree equivalency, and cumulative GPA
      • Official Transcript still needs to be submitted along with Transcript Evaluation
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or 3.05 in the last 60 Undergraduate Units, a 3.0 in at least 9 Graduate Units, or Completion of a Request for Exception to GPA Requirement
  • Applicants whose citizenship is from a county where English is not the primary language:
    • TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo English Test Minimum Scores (unless a High School Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree was obtained in the United States)
  • 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.
  • Personal 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).
  • Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally diverse youth in the age group applicant plans to teach.
  • Professional Resume
  • Interview with Academic Program Director

Program Requirements

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

Total: 41 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)
  • Subject Matter Competence Requirement (SMCR)
    • Including CSET Subtest III (or approved major)
  • U.S. Constitution Requirement
  • CPR Certification
  • Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC)
  • Individualized Development Plan (IDP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
    • The CTC requires a course-by-course Foreign Transcript Evaluation from an Approved Agency for candidates who completed an undergraduate degree outside of the United States of America
  • Application for Credential
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Professional Advising
  • Exit Interview
  • Application for Degree

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