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Bilingual Added Authorization (Spanish)

The 9-unit hybrid Bilingual Added Authorization (Spanish) (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 possess a preliminary teaching credential and a passing score on the CSET Spanish Subtest III (or equivalent coursework/degree) prior to admission to the program.

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

Admission Requirements

Valid California Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, or Education Specialist teaching credential*
Spanish language proficiency as demonstrated by the passing of CSET Spanish Subtest III or equivalent coursework or degrees

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