The Bilingual Authorization (BILA) Pathway prepares Multiple Subject teachers to work in dual language classrooms, English development classrooms, or where a language other than English is required for instruction, support, and communication with parents and other professional communication. With appropriate substitutions and/or additional course work, Bilingual Authorization may be added to the Preliminary credential. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the target culture, specific pedagogical skills, and fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. The program prepares candidates for Bilingual Authorization in four languages: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.
Students seeking Bilingual Authorization must complete the ITEP program requirements. They should take CHLS 305 Chicana/o and Latina/o California History and SPAN 320 Literacy and Orality for Bilingual Teaching, to fulfill Area I, Group 6 (Children's Literature). They must also complete credentialing requirements. They also must fulfill the following additional Bilingual Authorization requirements: