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Bilingual Authorization Program
in Spanish

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Overview

The School of Education & Counseling Psychology is pleased to offer Bilingual Authorization in Spanish to help future educators meet the dynamic needs of emergent bilingual children and youth. Dual language programs have proven to be the single most effective program for students identified as English learners. Becoming authorized as a bilingual instructor can lead to a wider range of teaching position options in the state of California. Bilingual Authorization Program graduates are authorized to teach their content area(s) in Spanish and English, English Language Development, Spanish Language Development and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English. While many bilingual authorization programs focus on preparing multiple subject bilingual teachers (elementary school programs), our program prepares multiple and single subject bilingual educators to teach in bilingual programs, as well as middle and high school teachers to teach specific subject areas like Biology, Mathematics and Social Studies in Spanish. Spanish language proficiency is required for the BMATTC program. The program is guided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and SCU’s Jesuit mission where competence, conscience, compassion, and social justice are central to our work.

Program Description

The Bilingual Authorization is an on-line program for elementary, middle and high school teachers that are bilingual in Spanish and English. Pre-Service teachers complete three synchronous and asynchronous-mixed courses and coaching/professional learning experience that is mostly asynchronous. All courses are taught in Spanish and each teacher candidate is responsible for meeting up to 20 hours of clinical field experience in bilingual school settings.

Program Timeline

• Pre-Service teachers begin coursework in the Fall and finish by Spring.
• Pre-Service teachers enroll in 3 content-rich courses (Bilingual Foundations, Latinx Language & Culture, Bilingual Methods) taught in Spanish.
• Pre-Service teachers apply what they are learning with students within their classroom and receive feedback from Bilingual program faculty.
• After completing the program, Pre-Service teachers are recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to receive the Bilingual Authorization add-on certification onto their earned teaching credential
• Recommendation requires successful completion of coursework, 20 fieldwork hours, and a passing score on the CSET Spanish  LOTE III


Bilingual Authorization Program Pathways


Pre-Service Pathway

In-Service Pathway

  • The Pre-Service pathway requires that candidates complete the Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential (MATTC) course load, student teaching or intern placement in a billingual classroom setting, and 3 additional courses designed specifically for Bilingual Authorization candidates.

  • The following classes are taught in Spanish. 

    EDUC 247b – Latina/o Language and Culture – 3 units
    EDUC 248b – Bilingual Foundations in K-12 Education – 3 units
    EDUC 249b – Bilingual Methods – 3 units

  • The In-Service Pathway is designed for those who already hold a valid teaching credential and would like to add a Spanish Bilingual Authorization. 

  • The following classes are taught in Spanish. 

    EDUC 247b – Latina/o Language and Culture – 3 units
    EDUC 248b – Bilingual Foundations in K-12 Education – 3 units
    EDUC 249b – Bilingual Methods – 3 units
    EDUC 246b – Bilingual Seminar – 3 units

For more information, contact Karla Loméli

     For more information, contact Carmina Mendoza

  Be a part of the 2024-25 Bilingual Authorization Cohort! 

For more information, contact Dra. Karla Loméli, Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, at klomeli@scu.edu


Alumni Perspectives


Maria Humildad '19

“Este programa me enseñó inmensamente sobre las políticas y las desigualdades que existen con los programas bilingües ... y me ha abierto muchas oportunidades. Me proporciona una puerta completamente diferente en el mundo de la educación actual.”

Maria Humildad '19

Ruth Torres '20

“El programa de SCU me permitió obtener mi credencial, maestría y autorización bilingüe en el mismo período de tiempo, lo cual fue una gran sorpresa ya que tengo una familia que cuidar y no necesitaría pasar más tiempo fuera de casa. El programa me ha enseñado a ver al estudiante como una pe

Ruth Torres '20

Salvador Gutierrez Ruiz '20

“Elegí el Programa de Autorización Bilingüe de la Universidad de Santa Clara porque ofrecía tres cursos para la autorización bilingüe en español. Los cursos abordaron teorías sobre el idioma escrito en las últimas décadas y, al mismo tiempo, proporcionaron un contexto histórico del desarrollo de la educación bilingüe en Estados Unidos. Aprendí a usar prácticas de enseñanza que involucran las herramientas lingüísticas de los estudiantes y las transfieren a

Salvador Gutierrez Ruiz '20