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Teacher Education

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Track Four – Bilingual Authorization in Spanish and Asian Languages

The Bilingual Authorization track prepares Multiple Subject teachers to work in dual language classrooms, English development classrooms, or where a language other than English is required for instruction, support, and communication with parents and other professional communication. With appropriate substitutions and/or additional course work, Bilingual Authorization may be added to the Preliminary credential. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the target culture, specific pedagogical skills, and fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. The program prepares candidates for Bilingual Authorization in four languages: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.


Same (4 units) as for Track One in the Preliminary credential program.


Same (5 units) as for Track One in the Preliminary credential program.

Subject Specific Pedagogy

Same (15 units) as for Track One in the Preliminary credential program, with the addition of one of the following:

  • Spanish: EDEL 453S -- Methodology for Spanish and English Instruction in a Bilingual Setting (3)
  • Korean: EDEL 453K -- Methodology for Korean and English Instruction in a Bilingual Setting (3)
  • Mandarin: EDEL 453M -- Methodology for Mandarin and English Instruction in a Bilingual Setting (3)
  • Vietnamese: EDEL 453V - Methodology for Vietnamese and English Instruction in a Bilingual Setting (3)

Culture of Emphasis

For MSCP and Intern track students, the culture of emphasis component is met through one of the following courses or the appropriate CSET: LOTE V exam:

  • Spanish: CHLS 340 – Latino Education in the U.S. (3)
  • Korean: EDEL 455K -- Teaching the Korean American Bicultural Student (3)
  • Mandarin: EDEL 455C – Teaching the Chinese American Bicultural Student (3)
  • Vietnamese: EDEL 455V -- Teaching the Vietnamese American Bicultural Student (3)

Language of Emphasis

All Bilingual Authorization candidates must demonstrate target language proficiency by passing the appropriate CSET: LOTE Subtest III (language and communication) prior to completion of the program. See the program advisor for recommended courses to prepare for the exam.

Student Teaching

All MSCP program requirements and additional Bilingual Authorization requirements for advancement to student teaching must be met: EDEL 482 Student Teaching (16)

Petition Process

Appeals to program decisions or requests for policy waivers are made by filing a written appeal to the Department of Teacher Education Admissions and Standards Committee. The committee reviews the written petition and supporting documentation and renders a decision. Examples of petitions typically reviewed are: waive a deadline for submission of a test score, waive an application deadline, and readmission to student teaching. Decisions of the committee are final. Students follow university policy to appeal a course final grade.

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