This added authorization is open to all teachers who hold a preliminary or clear California 2042 credential for multiple or single subject teaching and are interested in adding the bilingual authorization for Spanish.
For those interested in adding other languages to include Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, or Tagalog, contact the department for details on pathway for these languages. Nine units of coursework in this added authorization may be applied (with prior approval) toward a Master of Arts degree program in education. Courses must be completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better to receive credit for the authorization.
Additional requirements for entrance to the multiple subject or single subject bilingual authorization:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a California 2042 Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential or equivalent.
Proficiency in a language other than English, demonstrating language competency in Spanish with a minimum score of Approaching Advanced on the Computer Assisted Screen Tool (CAST) in Spanish or by passing the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Language Other than English (LOTE) for Spanish proficiency.