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Bilingual Authorization Option

Why Bilingual Authorization Option

Bilingual authorization provides teachers the know-how and knowledge to provide instruction for English language learners in bilingual classrooms. This means that a candidate can teach in the mainstream classroom or in designated Spanish-English bilingual classrooms. Having a bilingual authorization provides a teacher an added advantage of employment either as a mainstream classroom teacher or a bilingual classroom teacher. With the passage of Prop 58 which allows school districts to use multiple language programs to instruct students, demands for bilingual teachers are increasing across California. If you want to learn cutting-edge strategies and methods for teaching ELLs, our bilingual authorization program is for you.

Who can earn a bilingual authorization?

  • Teachers who have their bachelor’s degrees and want to pursue a Multiple Subject Credential or
  • Integrated Studies students who are in the pipeline to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.

Additional Qualifications

  • The applicant must demonstrate Spanish/English bi-literacy skills (most integrated students in CSUSB demonstrate this knowledge via successful completion of SPAN 415)
  • The applicant must also demonstrate Latino cultural knowledge (most integrated students in CSUSB demonstrate this knowledge via successful completion of HUM 335)
  • The applicant may take CTEL or CSET (Spanish). The link to the test is: California Teacher of English Learners® (CTEL®) Examination

How do I take Bilingual Authorization Courses along with the Multiple Subject Credential Courses?

There are no additional courses for you and therefore you will not spend an additional quarter of study. You will take two alternate courses—EELB 315/316*: Reading/Language Arts (Primary Language) Curriculum and Pedagogy and EELB 533/534* (Social Studies and Humanities (primary language) for elementary school teachers.

Are there opportunities for Intern teaching?

Yes. After completing Phase 1 and you have passed SPAN 415.

For More Information

Cal State San Bernardino
College of Education Student Services
Multiple Subject Credential Program
5500 University Parkway, CE 102
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Bilingual Authorization Coordinator
Dr. Nena Torrez
(909) – 537 – 7321