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.
At A Glance
Average Completion Time6-9 months
Cost$430 cost per credit
LocationPartner School District Sites
Next Application DeadlineFall 2023: June 30, 2023
How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines
Application to the Bilingual Added Authorization (Spanish) at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:
Bilingual Added Authorization Program Application (paper based - available here)
Copy of valid teaching credential
Copy of CSET LOTE Subtest III results (indicating passing score) or equivalent coursework / degree
$35 application / evaluation fee
See Admissions Requirements for prerequisites and testing requirements.
All materials should be submitted to:
CSU Bakersfield Extended Education
9001 Stockdale Highway – 30 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Fall 2023 Semester Admission:
June 30, 2023
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