Bilingual Authorization

Spring 2018: Contact Advisers for more information

MASTERS IN EDUCATION:  If interested in being part of our 100% online Curriculum and Instruction emphasis in Early Childhood Education cohort, please contact Heather Terry at   

MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL or COMBINED MASTERS/MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS:  Have you attended the mandatory in-person credential program overview?

Are you bilingual?

There is a great need for bilingual teachers who can communicate with students and parents in their native language and who can help other teachers understand the cultures of the home.  To learn more about the requirments and langugages available, please visit the Bilingual Authorization Overview:

Participating in the Bilingual Authorization program will:

  • increase a candidate’s marketability as a prospective teacher
  • provide the opportunity to improve academic language skills
  • enhance the ability to contribute to the community in which they work
  • provide the opportunity to become part of a bilingual-bicultural learning community

Information About the Bilingual Authorization:

  • Two additional courses are required (offered during the summer only)
  • Candidates should have language skills at the intermediate to advanced level (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Candidates interested in obtaining a bilingual authorization or certificate should indicate this on the MSCP application and Contact the Bilingual Authorization Coordinator as soon as possible.

Adding A Bilingual Authorization Credential

If an applicant has already obtained a California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential and would like to add a Bilingual Authorization, he/she is required to take EDEL 446 and EDEL 541 (typically offered during the summer) to complete the requirements.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls, Bilingual Authorization Coordinator (

For Information on Bilingual Teaching (from former students’ perspectives) and scholarships, please contact  Los Maestro Alumni Chapter

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Page updated: September 25, 2017