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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 Spanish III Completion (with passing score) or equivalent coursework prior to their second term in 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*
CSET Spanish III Completion (with passing score) or equivalent coursework

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