Program: Bilingual Authorization

Program Description

Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Korean, or Armenian may be obtained concurrently with the preliminary teaching credential or after students obtain their preliminary teaching credential. Students in any credential program other than the Traditional Program must be approved for the concurrent program by their program coordinator (ACT, Intern, FYI/JYI, ITEP, or Dual).

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.

Program Requirements

A. Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bilingual Authorization program requires that students demonstrate proficiency in the language of the authorization they are seeking (Spanish, Korean, or Armenian) through one of the following options:

  1. Passage of CSET LOTE II (Armenian) or CSET LOTE III (Korean or Spanish).
  2. College or high school transcript (three years or more) from a country where the target language is spoken.
  3. College major in Armenian, Korean or Spanish.

B. Program Requirements

Once admitted to the Bilingual Authorization program, students are required to take SED 525BL Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3) and a culture-specific class; i.e., CHS 430 The Chicana/o Child (3) or CHS 431 The Chicana/o Adolescent (3) for Spanish bilingual authorization; or SED 516K Seminar in Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Student: Korean American (3) for Korean bilingual authorization; or ARMN 440 Armenian American Child (3) for Armenian bilingual authorization. They must also complete a fieldwork component and an exit portfolio. Prior to being recommended for the Bilingual Authorization, students must pass the CSET LOTE II (Armenian) or III (Korean and Spanish).

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Elementary Education
Chair: Greg Knotts
Education (ED) 1206
(818) 677-2621

Department of Secondary Education
Chair: Julie Gainsburg
Education (ED) 1208
(818) 677-2580

Department of Special Education
Chair: Amy Hanreddy
Education (ED) 1204
(818) 677-2596