Feb 25, 2024
- Complete the program materials quadrant in Cal State Apply;
- California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) scores or adviser recommendation;
- California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) scores;
- Demonstration of Language and Cultural Proficiency:
- Spanish: Completion of DLE 416 or copies of CSET LOTE subtests III and V for Spanish language emphasis;
- TB verification;
- 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 single 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.
The Single Subject Bilingual 2042 Credential (Secondary Education) Teaching Credential (Secondary Education) is available for students interested in teaching in a bilingual middle or secondary school classroom. This credential authorizes the holder to teach in any self-contained bilingual or regular classroom in which one teacher is responsible for teaching the given subject area.
Candidates who will pursue this credential need to specify “Single Subject Credential Bilingual” in the application for graduate admission to SDSU (Code: 00100). Directions and links to each 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
Complete the online application. Directions and links are available at https://education.sdsu.edu/academics/how-to-apply/ apply-credential-program/prelim-credential-bilingual-application. The following materials should be submitted online as part of the department 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.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Students must pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) prior to admission to the Single Subject Bilingual Emphasis credential program. This examination is required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Registration and test information is available at http://www.cbest.nesinc.com.
Subject Matter Competency
Students must verify competency in a specified single subject area through a university assessment process which consists of reviewing coursework for completion of an approved teaching major or its equivalent at San Diego State University or another approved California teacher-training institution or through California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Competency will be assessed and verified by subject matter departments at SDSU. Requirements for the various single subject majors are listed with the academic majors in the General Catalog. Test scores submitted for verification of subject matter competency are valid for five years from the date of the examination. Information and registration materials are available at http://www.cset.nesinc.com.
The following courses must be completed with a grade of C-, Cr or better prior to admission to the program but may be in progress at the time of application or taken in the term immediately prior to the program start date.
* DLE 416 (formerly numbered DLE 415) may be waived with passage of CSET LOTE subtests III and V.
** DLE 515 may be waived with passage of CSET LOTE subtest IV.
Grade Point Average
Candidates must have a minimum 2.67 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. Candidates are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and unofficial SDSU transcripts for GPA calculations.
Letter of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted attesting to the applicant’s following characteristics: (a) attitude, aptitude and ability to teach children; (b) personality and character; (c) academic ability. Letter of recommendation should be from a school teacher with whom the student has worked and the others may be from faculty and administrators.
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.
Early Field Experience
Applicants must provide evidence of a minimum of 30 hours of experience with adolescent students in typical classroom settings within the last five years. Evidence must be documented. Credit in DLE 416L can be used to meet this requirement.
Oral English and Written Statement of Professional Goals and Philosophy
Have an interview with the admissions and retention committee of the DLE Department.
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 DLE Department.
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 percent 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.
Candidates who do not meet all the admission requirements may petition the DLE Department Admissions and Retention Committee for individual consideration; petition letters must be submitted concurrently with the application packets.
Applicants should complete application procedures the semester prior to beginning the credential program. Call the department for DLE application deadline.
In addition to the minimum admissions standards identified above, the DLE Department Admissions and Retention Committee may also consider qualifications such as previous teaching experience and relevant working experience with children. Due to the number of applicants, application to the program does not ensure admission.
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.
Single Subject Bilingual 2042 Program
See Standards of Admission section for prerequisites for this program.
Preliminary Credential Requirements
- A bachelor’s degree with one of the approved single subject majors listed in the single subject bilingual teaching credential General Catalog section. Credentials can be granted only in the designated single subject credential areas.
- Completion of an approved program of professional education. (See Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education for further information about the approved programs.)
- Major Adviser’s Recommendation. Passage of subject matter examination(s) or waiver thereof through completion of one of the approved single subject credential majors listed below with a written recommendation from the Ryan major adviser.
Demonstrated subject matter competency through completion of approved waiver program in one of the California single subject areas, is through a combination of coursework and competency examinations, or through CSET examinations. Candidates should check with the College of Education, Office for Student Success, to clarify the appropriate means for satisfaction of the subject matter competency requirement.
- Successful completion of Language Proficiency and Cultural Awareness requirements for the language of emphasis.
- 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.
- Passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
- Completion of an approved fifth year program (a minimum of 30 upper division or graduate-level postbaccalaureate units).
- Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of and methods of providing educational opportunities to individuals with exceptional needs, SPED 450 .
- 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 - Health Education for Teachers (1 unit) and verification of current CPR competency.
- Successful completion of a California Teacher Credentialing approved Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
NOTE: Undergraduate students in their final semester prior to obtaining a baccalaureate degree may sign up for concurrent postbaccalaureate credit as explained in the section of this catalog on “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.