Put Your Dual-Language Skills to Use

The demand for teachers with a Bilingual Authorization is increasing as many school districts are implementing Dual-Immersion programs and expanding them to higher-grade levels creating more job opportunities for teachers who are proficient in a second language. Immerse yourself into this exciting new program and help students gain English language proficiency, while strengthening and maintaining their primary language. The Bilingual Authorization (BILA) is a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved program that provides teachers with coursework as an alternative to taking CSET: World Languages IV and CSET Spanish V. Now is your chance to take advantage of this great opportunity to apply your Spanish language skills in the classroom. Facilitate the language acquisition process for English language learners and open an exciting new door in your career.

Note: Estimated tuition reflects new rates in effect starting summer 2024.

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    Est. Tuition $3,100

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 12 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 18 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Required (18.00 Units )
Orientation: Bilingual AuthorizationThis orientation to the Bilingual Authorization Program provides teachers with a clear understanding of the entire program, including information on the application process, prerequisites, course requirements, and standards.
.00 Units
Survey of Bilingual IssuesIncludes the historical, legal, and legislative contexts of bilingual education in the United States.
4.00 Units
Assessment and Methods of Instruction in Bilingual SettingsCovers the foundations of bilingual education and the concept of bilingualism.
6.00 Units
Reading and Biliteracy in a Second LanguagePrepares bilingual candidates to better understand the interrelatedness among the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in both the primary and second languages of their students.
4.00 Units
Culture and Diversity in Bilingual SettingsPreparation for bilingual candidates to understand cross-cultural, intercultural and intra-cultural relationships and interactions, and how those factors affect the process of acculturation in California and the United States.
4.00 Units

Getting Started

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

Apr06Spring 2024
Jul08Summer 2024

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