Mar 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Bilingual Authorization (BILA) in Spanish and Asian Languages Pathway

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:


  • Same (4 units) as for Traditional MSCP Pathway


  • Same (5 units) as for Traditional MSCP Pathway

Culture of Emphasis

The culture of emphasis component is met through one of the following courses or the appropriate CSET: World Languages V exam:

Language of Emphasis

All Bilingual Authorization candidates must demonstrate target language proficiency by passing the appropriate CSET: World Languages Subtest III (language and communication) prior to student teaching. See the program advisor for recommended courses to prepare for the exam.

Student Teaching

All MSCP program requirements and additional Bilingual Authorization requirements for advancement to student teaching must be met:

Petition Process

Appeals to program decisions or requests for policy waivers are made by filing a written appeal to the Department of Teacher Education Admissions and Standards Committee. The committee reviews the written petition and supporting documentation and renders a decision. Examples of petitions typically reviewed are: waive a deadline for submission of a test score, waive an application deadline, and readmission to student teaching. Decisions of the committee are final. Students follow university policy to appeal a course final grade.