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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 first. They 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 Teaching the Bilingual and Bicultural Student: Korean-American (3) for Korean bilingual authorization; or ARMN 440 The Armenian American Child (3) for Armenian bilingual authorization. They must also pass the CSET LOTE II (Armenian) or III (Korean and Spanish).

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 tax payer 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.


Department of Secondary Education
Chair: Julie Gainsburg
Education (ED) 1208
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