Also Offered at SDSU Imperial Valley
- Complete the program materials quadrant in Cal State Apply;
- California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) scores;
- Demonstration of Language and Cultural Proficiency:
- Arabic: Copy of CSET LOTE subtests II and V for language of emphasis;
- Filipino: Copy of CSET LOTE subtests II and V (test codes 191 and 255 respectively) for language of emphasis;
- Japanese: Copy of CSET LOTE subtest III and V (test codes 159 and 260 respectively) for language of emphasis;
- Mandarin: Copy of CSET LOTE subtests III and V for language of emphasis;
- Spanish: Completion of DLE 416 or copies of CSET LOTE subtests III and V for Spanish language emphasis;
- World Languages: Copy of CSET LOTE subtest IV (test code 250) for language of emphasis;
- TB test results;
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an elementary teacher if multiple subject or from a secondary teacher if single subject;
- Verification of early field experience (30 hours for multiple subject) or completion of DLE 416L ;
- Certificate of clearance (live scan);
- CPR that includes infant/child/adult;
- Autobiography/Goals and Philosophy. Candidates must complete a 1-1/2 page essay of their goals and philosophy in education and a 1-1/2 page autobiography in language of emphasis and English. Submit original and four sets of each essay with your DLE application;
- California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) scores.
The College of Education offers programs which lead to teaching, specialist, and services credentials. The School of Teacher Education (STE) offers programs for the SB 2042 preliminary credential. The Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) offers programs for the SB 2042 preliminary bilingual credential. Students who desire to seek a credential should consult with departmental advisers in order to determine their status and needed requirements. Information on these credentials is available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, EBA-259.
The College of Education has obtained approval for programs leading to the following credentials:
|Approved Credential Program
||School Service Authorized
|1. Multiple Subject* (SB 2042)
||Teach in self-contained classrooms and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD), kindergarten through twelfth grade.
|2. Multiple Subject (2042)
Bilingual: Spanish**, Arabic,
Filipino, Japanese, or Mandarin
|Teach in self-contained classrooms in primary language and English, English Language Development (ELD), and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).
|3. Single Subject* (SB 2042)
||Teach single subject area in grades K-12 and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD).
|4. Single Subject Bilingual (2042)**
||Teach single subject area in primary language and English in grades K-12 and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD).
|5. Special Education:
Education Specialist Credential
|Teach special education students in the programs designated by each education specialist credential.
* See School of Teacher Education, EBA-259, 619-594-6320 for more information.
** See Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education, EBA- 259, 619-594-6320 for more information.
Education Specialist Credentials*
Reading and Literacy Leadership
- Administrative Services
- Clinical - Rehabilitative Services (School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)
- Health - School Nurse Services (School of Nursing)
- Pupil Personnel Services:
- Child Welfare and Attendance (School Social Work)
- School Counseling (see M.S. in Counseling, concentration in School Counseling)
- School Psychology (see Ed.S. in School Psychology)
- School Social Work (School of Social Work)
- Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD)
- Developing Gifted Potential
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Resource Specialist of Competence
- Supported Employment and Transition Specialist
- Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Disoriented
* See Department of Special Education, NE-70, 619-594-6665 for more information.
The Multiple Subject Bilingual 2042 Credential (Elementary K-6 Education) is available to students interested in teaching in a bilingual Arabic, Filipino, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish elementary school classroom. Contact the department at 619-594-5155 to see which languages are currently available. This credential authorizes the holder to teach in any self-contained bilingual or regular classroom in which one teacher is responsible for all the subjects commonly taught in the elementary schools. Because courses on methods of teaching subject areas are taught in Arabic, Filipino, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish, as well as English, candidates must meet the respective language of emphasis proficiency requirements as outlined below.
Candidates who will pursue this credential need to specify “Multiple Subject Credential - Bilingual” in the application for graduate admission to SDSU (Code: 00200). Students applying for admission should electronically submit the university application along with the application fee. Directions and links to this application are available at https://education. sdsu.edu/academics/how-to-apply/apply-credential-program/ prelim-credential-bilingual-application.
Applicants who complete their applications on time and meet the standard for admission will be asked to participate in candidate interviews. Applicants should complete application procedures the semester prior to beginning the credential program. Check the department website for current deadline information: https://education.sdsu.edu/academics/how-to-apply/ apply-credential-program/prelim-credential-bilingual-application.
Admission to Dual Language and English Learner Education Department
The following materials should be submitted online as part of the Cal State Apply application.
- Appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) scores or evidence of an approved waiver program.
- California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) scores.
- California Certificate of Clearance.
- Tuberculin clearance.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Evidence of early field experience. (Credit in DLE 416L can be used to meet this requirement.)
- Evidence of current CPR training.
- Autobiography/goals and philosophy.
Standards for Admission
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Verification of Subject Matter Competency. Students must verify completion of subject matter competency in diversified subjects commonly taught in self-contained classrooms prior to admission to the bilingual multiple subject credential program. Students must verify competency either
- Through a university waiver assessment process which consists of reviewing coursework for completion of an approved teaching major or its equivalent at SDSU or another approved California teacher-training institution or
- Through a passing score on the Multiple Subjects California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Test scores submitted for verification of subject matter competency are valid for 10 years from the date of the examination. Test information and registration materials are available at http://www.cset.nesinc.com.
- CBEST scores. Students must pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) prior to admission to the Single Subject Bilingual Emphasis credential program. Candidates are urged to take this examination as early as possible. This examination is required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Booklets containing registration forms and test information are available at http://www.cbest.nesinc.com.
- Demonstration of Language and Cultural Proficiency. All candidates must meet Language Proficiency and Cultural Awareness requirements for the language of emphasis in their specific bilingual authorization.
- Arabic: Pass CSET LOTE subtests II and V (test codes 193 and 251 respectively) for language of emphasis.
- Filipino: Pass CSET LOTE subtests II and V (test codes 191 and 255 respectively) for language of emphasis.
- Japanese: Pass CSET LOTE subtests III and V (test codes 159 and 260 respectively) for language of emphasis.
- Mandarin: Pass CSET LOTE subtests III and V (test codes 165 and 253 respectively) for language of emphasis.
- Spanish: Can be met via coursework or examination. Coursework: Complete DLE 416 with an 83% on the final examination and a minimum grade of C (2.0). Examination: Pass CSET LOTE subtests III and V (test codes 147 and 258 respectively) for Spanish language emphasis.
- California Certificate of Clearance. This certificate represents a background clearance and check conducted by the State Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Turnaround time for the clearance can take as long as eight months. Possessors of K-12 California credentials may satisfy this requirement by submitting copies of those certificates. Candidates must submit the application directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A copy of the application must be provided to the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department.
- Tuberculin Clearance. Evidence of a negative tuberculosis test (these tests are valid for four years and must be in effect during the time that candidates are enrolled in the credential program) or X-ray showing no active tuberculosis. Clearance statements may be secured from Health Services, private physicians or HMOs, or public health agencies.
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s following characteristics: (a) attitude, aptitude, and ability to teach children; (b) personality and character; (c) academic ability. One letter of recommendation should be from an elementary school teacher with whom the student has worked and the others may be from faculty or administrators.
- Verification of Early Field Experience: Applicants must provide evidence of a minimum of 30 hours of experience with students in typical elementary classroom settings within the last three years. Evidence must be documented. Credit in DLE 416L can be used to meet this requirement.
- Evidence of CPR training that includes infant/child/adult.
- Autobiography/Goals and Philosophy. Candidates must complete a 1-1/2 page essay of their goals and philosophy in education and a 1-1/2 page autobiography (one written in the language of emphasis and the other in English) demonstrating an aptitude for the profession and written competence in both languages.
- Communication Skills and Aptitude for the Profession. Successfully complete an interview with the admissions and retention committee of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department.
- Grade Point Average. Multiple Subject candidates must have attained a grade point average of at least 2.67 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted. Candidates are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and unofficial SDSU transcripts for GPA calculations. If students are concerned about their GPA, advisers are available in the College of Education, Office for Student Success, EBA-259, 619-594-6320.
- Prerequisite Courses. The following courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better prior to admission to the program. Prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of application or taken in the term immediately prior to the program start date.
*DLE 515 may be waived with passage of CSET LOTE subtest IV.
** DLE 416 (formerly numbered DLE 415) may be waived with passage of CSET LOTE subtests III and V.
Non-Liberal Studies Majors
(Must take the prerequisites listed for Liberal Studies majors above and also the prerequisite listed below)
In addition to the minimum admissions standards identified above, the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department, Admissions and Retention Committee, may also consider qualifications such as previous teaching experience and relevant working experience with children.
NOTE: Due to the number of applicants, application to the program does not ensure admission.
Candidates who do not meet all the admission requirements may petition the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department, Admissions and Retention Committee, for individual consideration; petition letters must be submitted concurrently with the application packets.
After admission to the credential students will meet with the program coordinator to plan an appropriate program which includes a minimum of 31 units as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Global Learning Experience Requirement
All candidates in the Dual Language and English Learner Education multiple and single subject programs are required to participate in an organized experience working with students across the border. This requirement consists of two weekends or four days, usually scheduled just before or after the start of the fall semester. Candidates work in small groups to create lesson plans to be implemented in transborder locations such as Tecate or Tijuana, Mexico. This experience will give candidates the opportunity to work with border students in a Mexican school setting, practice lesson planning, and create community among cohort and faculty. Details for the experience, including the registration number for the appropriate section of ED 450 - Study Abroad , will be provided upon acceptance to the program. For details, contact the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at (619) 594-5155 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the College of Education Global Cultural Experience Coordinator at (619) 594-3266 or email@example.com.
Multiple Subject Bilingual 2042 Program
Prerequisite courses are listed under Standards for Admission.
Preliminary 2042 Credential Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree (or higher) with any major other than education.
- Subject matter competency. Competency is demonstrated through completion of an approved waiver program or through the Multiple Subjects CSET examination. Candidates should check with the College of Education, Office for Student Success, EBA-259, to clarify the appropriate means for satisfaction of the subject matter competency requirement.
- Successful completion of Language Proficiency and Cultural Awareness Requirements for language of emphasis.
- Verification of current CPR competency.
- California Certificate of Clearance.
- Passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
- Completion of an approved fifth year program (a minimum of 30 upper division or graduate level post-baccalaureate units) with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles and provisions of United States Constitution through successful completion of three-unit college level course or examination. Courses are listed in General Catalog section on “Graduation Requirements, IV. American Institutions Requirement.”
- Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of and methods for providing educational opportunities to individuals with exceptional needs, SPED 450 or SPED 500 .
- Demonstrated knowledge of computer hardware, software, and applications to educational/classroom use (computer literacy).
- Knowledge of health education in California, including substance abuse and nutrition: TE 280 .
- Successful completion of a California Teacher Credentialing approved Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
Additional Multiple Subject Credential Requirement: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). As of 1998, California Education Code Section 44283 requires that candidates for the preliminary or clear credential multiple subject pass the RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment). The purpose of this assessment is to ensure that the candidate possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students. Candidates must have passed the RICA to qualify to file for the credential.
NOTE: Undergraduate students in their final semester prior to obtaining a baccalaureate degree may sign up for concurrent post-baccalaureate credit as explained in Admission and Registration .
According to SB 2042 legislation, teachers will be able to earn Professional Clear Credentials upon successful completion of induction programs sponsored by their employers and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
To be recommended for the bilingual authorization, candidates must meet the language and cultural proficiency requirements.