Is the Bilingual Authorization right for you? ¡Claro que sí! If you are bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish, and passionate about working with English Language learners, then we highly encourage you to add the Bilingual Authorization coursework to your credential program.

Undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate students, and teachers with a preliminary or clear credential, join us! ¡Los esperamos!

Bilingual Authorization can be added to an Elementary (Multiple Subject), Secondary (Single Subject), or Education Specialist (Special Education) Credential Program. Completers of the Authorization can provide instruction in Dual Language (Spanish-English) classrooms, structured English immersion classrooms, and English mainstream classrooms.

Candidates who complete the Multiple Subject credential with Bilingual Authorization, for example, can teach all subjects in Spanish and English in Elementary classrooms in order to support students’ development of both languages. As another example, candidates who complete the Single Subject credential in Social Sciences with Bilingual Authorization can teach their credentialed subject matter (history, mathematics, science, etc.) in Spanish and English to middle or high school students in dual language programs. Bilingual Authorized teachers can also provide targeted instruction in English Language Development (ELD) within English mainstream classrooms.

At CSUCI, courses in the Bilingual Authorization are taught in Spanish and English.

Note: Admission to any Teacher Credential Program requires successful completion of applicable prerequisites.

Additional Information

Contact Us

Natalie Rodriguez
Bilingual Authorization Add-On
Schedule an appointment with Natalie

Dr. Kathleen Contreras
Coordinator, Bilingual Authorization
(805) 437-8976

Dr. Manuel Correia
Chair, Credential Programs
(805) 437-3292

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