Bilingual Credential Programs
New Fee for Fall 2014
Beginning with Fall 2014 admission to Single Subject and Multiple Subject regular education credential programs, and Single Subject and Multiple Subject Bilingual Credential Programs, students will be required to pay a $300 fee for the EdTPA. This is a state-mandated assessment, and candidates must take and pass the assessment prior to being recommended for a credential. The EdTPA is typically taken in the last semester of these credential programs, and directions for paying the fee will be provided. Students completing one of these programs in the 2014-15 academic year only will receive a $200 voucher to off-set this charge, paying only $100 of this fee.
The Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (formerly Policy Studies Department) prepares bilingual and cross-cultural teachers, administrators, and other educators who are reflective and transformational practitioners in addressing the needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse learners through collaboration with schools, families and community. We work closely with schools and districts to support the needs of English learners in K–12 classrooms and the professional development of biliteracy teachers.
The Bilingual Credential is available to students interested in teaching in a bilingual elementary school classroom. The credential authorizes the holder to teach in any self-contained bilingual or regular classroom in which one teacher is responsible for all the subjects commonly taught. In addition, it authorizes the teacher to provide instruction in the primary language. Also, the Bilingual Credential credential authorizes teachers to teach in designated English Language Development (ELD) classrooms, and to provide specially designated content instruction in English.
If you are planning to enter the credential program next year (2015-16), be sure to enroll in your prerequisite courses, including DLE 515 in Fall 2014 and DLE 415 in Spring 2015. These particular courses are only offered once a year.
Stipend opportunities available to participants living or employed in San Diego County. Visit Project CORE for more information.