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Bilingual Authorization

The Bilingual Authorization program consists of three courses and a required placement and is for current Master of Arts in Teacher Education + Teaching Credential (MATTC) candidates and for existing teachers throughout the Santa Clara County.

The bilingual authorization to be offered by the Department of Education at Santa Clara University was developed to fill a void currently found in Santa Clara County--insufficient teachers to address the needs of emergent bilinguals. The program is for current Master of Arts in Teacher Education + Teaching Credential (MATTC) students and for existing teachers throughout the county.

Nearly a quarter of all students in K-12 settings in the county are designated as English Language Learner and this number is growing. With these swelling numbers and the teacher shortage that has recently been felt in the county, preparing the next generation of teachers that will serve Emergent Bilinguals has become critical.

The program offers two pathways for two student populations: a) Pre-Service Teacher candidates pathway (Multiple Subject [MS] & Single Subject [SS]); and b) In-Service (IS) Teacher Pathway. The preservice teacher pathway requires completing the MATTC program for either the Multiple or Single Subjects candidates. In addition, students will also complete three new courses taught in Spanish. The in-service pathway requires candidates to complete the three new courses and ​a ​seminar course in Winter quarter.

Courses required for current teacher education students and existing teachers--Bilingual Methods, Fundamentals in Bilingual Education, Latino Language and Culture. Also, Placement in an appropriate teaching setting is also a requirement.

For more information contact professors Marco Bravo or Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica.

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Upcoming Deadlines

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Fall, 2017

Rolling admissions

on a space available basis 

Winter, 2018 October 10, 2017
EDUCATION
Fall, 2017

Rolling admissions

on a space available basis