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Frequently Asked Questions for the Bilingual Teaching Credential Programs

 

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Application

I am a prospective SDSU Credential Program student. I did not apply for Fall. Can I apply for Spring?
What is the deadline for applying to the credential program?
Does my GPA meet the requirement for the program?

 

Basic Skills Requirement

How do I meet the Basic Skills requirement?

 

Bilingual Options

What is the difference between the bilingual Multiple Subject (MS) and Single Subject (SS) programs and the other Multiple and Single subject credential programs offered at SDSU?

 

Do you offer a bilingual credential in Mandarin?

 

How good does my Spanish have to be?

 

Do I have to meet the language requirement before I begin the program?

 

Certificate of Clearance

What is the Certificate of Clearance and do I need one?
I still haven't received my certificate of clearance. How long do those usually
take to be granted?

 

Cost

What does the credential program cost?

 

CPR Requirement

Can I take the CPR class online?

 

Early Field Experience (EFE)

Where can I complete the EFE requirement?
How do full time employees fulfill the Early Field Experience requirements?

 

Exams

I am trying to register for the Multiple Subject CSET exam, do I need to take all the parts?
By when do I have to have all of my CSET and CBEST exams passed?
How do I meet the Basic Skills requirement?
Do I need to take the CSET exam?

 

Financial Aid

What financial support is available?

 

General Program Questions

What is the difference between the bilingual Multiple Subject (MS) and Single Subject (SS) programs and the other Multiple and Single subject credential programs offered at SDSU?
Will this credential program allow me to teach outside of CA?
Is there a part time program?
What professors can I talk to that teach in the DLE Department in regards to the bilingual program?

 

Internships

Are there internships available?

 

Job Market

What is the job market for bilingual teachers?

 

Out of State/Out of Country Trained

I received my bachelor’s degree in another country and have teaching experience. Do I still need to go through the entire credential program?

 

Pre-requisite Courses

I need assistance finding equivalent prerequisite courses at
other schools.

 

U.S. Constitution Requirement

Do I need to take additional coursework to meet the U.S.
Constitution requirement?