Dr. Lisa Winstead and Dr. Grace Cho Bilingual Authorization Coordinators (February 2013) Bilingual Authorization(Dual Language) Program Overview
Reasons for getting a Bilingual Authorization • Shortage of bilingual teachers who can communicate with linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families. • Benefits associated with obtaining a bilingual authorization: • Increases job opportunities • Improves target language skills • Increases knowledge of diverse cultures. • Enhances ability to contribute to diverse communities • Promotes global understanding
BILINGUAL AUTHORIZATION • An additional authorization that allows you to teach in K-12 bilingual classrooms. • Can be added to your Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential • Requirements: • Two additional classes • Fieldwork • Target language proficiency • Courses may be applied towards a graduate degree
Bilingual Authorization at CSUF • Nationally and state accredited programs (NCATE/CTC) • Experienced Team of Instructors • Bilingual Authorization available • for Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential candidates • in Spanish and in Asian languages (Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean and Vietnamese ) • Multiple Subject credential candidates may select a two or a three-semester cohort • Enrollment in a bilingual cohort is strongly recommended.
Bilingual Authorization Requirements • Spanish bilingual authorization Requirement: • Two courses (methods and culture) • Proof of language proficiency • Meet fieldwork requirement • For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Winstead at (657) 278-8437 or [firstname.lastname@example.org] • Asian Bilingual Authorization Requirement: • Two courses (bilingual methods and culture) • Pass CSET: LOTE Subtest III (Language and communication) • Meet fieldwork requirement • Scholarships are available (up to $10,000) • For more information, contact Dr. Grace Cho at (657) 278-3283 or [ email@example.com]
Bilingual Authorization Courses • Spanish Bilingual Authorization Courses: • EDEL/EDSC 446: Methods and Inquiry for Spanish Bilingual Teachers (3 units) • EDEL/EDSC 541: Culture and Education of Latino Students (3 units) • Asian Bilingual Authorization Courses (Pending) • EDSC/EDEL 446: Methods and Inquiry for ______ Bilingual Teachers (3 units) • EDSC/EDEL 541: Culture and Education of ______ Students (3 units) • CSUF courses (TBA) • Courses can be taken from Asian BTEP Consortium (See Asian Bilingual Authorization Coordinator for more information.)
Bilingual Authorization via Examination Option For an alternative route of obtaining a bilingual authorization by taking state examinations, contact the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. • Website: www.ctc.ca.gov
Bilingual Authorization Coordinators • Spanish Bilingual Authorization Coordinator: Dr. Lisa Winstead • Lwinstead@fullerton.edu • Asian Bilingual Authorization Coordinator: Dr. Grace Cho • firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we hope to see you in the Bilingual Authorization Program!