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Bilingual Added Authorization (Spanish)

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. Students can be admitted to the program without passage of the CSET but must pass the CSET prior to applying for their added authorization.

At A Glance

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    Average Completion Time6-9 months

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    Credits9 credits

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    Cost$473 per credit

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    LocationPartner School District Sites

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    Admission CycleVaries

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    Next Application DeadlineFall 2024: TBD

Virtual Information Session - May 15th

Join us live on Zoom Wednesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. PDT for a virtual information session! Faculty from the BILA program, as well as Extended Education staff, will be on hand to answer your questions about the program and provide next steps!

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Program Details

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

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 Semester Admission:
June 30, 2024

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