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Bilingual Authorization Program (Spanish)

The 9-unit hybrid Bilingual Authorization Program (BILA) is designed to prepare credentialed teachers and specialists to serve in dual immersion classrooms and other bilingual education settings. Candidates will gain foundational knowledge of bilingual education policy, history, and populations and be prepared to deliver bilingual (Spanish/English) instruction across the content areas.

BILA candidates will also learn strategies for the assessment of student bilingualism and biliteracy proficiency and content knowledge benchmarks in English and Spanish. Candidates must have a preliminary teaching credential prior to beginning the BILA Program and pass the CSET LOTE Subtest III (or its equivalence) prior to their second term in the program.

At A Glance



Average Completion Time

6 – 9 Months

Cost Per Credit



CSUB Campus



Admission Cycles


Next application deadline

Fall 2020: July 30, 2020

Admission Requirements

Valid California Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, or Education Specialist teaching credential*
CSET LOTE Subtest III completion (with passing score)**

*A full list of eligible certificates can be obtained through the BILA Coordinator.

**CSET LOTE Subtest III is not required for admission; however, it must be completed prior to taking EDBI 6200 and EDBI 6300.

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