Dual Language Learning

¡Bienvenidos Bilingual, Multilingual, Translanguaging Educators!


Thank you for your interest in the Bilingual & Dual Language programs at CSUDH! There is a growing need for multilingual educators within the Los Angeles area and the Teacher Education Division is proud to play a part in developing the next generation of critical multilingual educators!

The CSUDH College of Education offers several different Bilingual and Dual Language (Spanish-English) programs. All programs offer a pathway to earn the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish and meets the latest Bilingual Authorization expectation set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC): 

  • Liberal Studies: Spanish Option Undergraduate Degree Program
  • ITEP Bilingual (Spanish-English) Undergraduate Degree & Credential Program
  • Multiple Subject Bilingual (Spanish-English) Credential Program
  • Single Subject Bilingual (Spanish-English) Credential Program
  • Education Specialist Bilingual (Spanish-English) Credential Program
  • MA in Education: Dual Language Learning option (Spanish-English) Program
  • Dual Language Learning Certificate (Spanish-English) Program


In each of the above programs, candidates can expect to find the following four components:

  1. Spanish language & cultural competencies development of Spanish speaking communities from asset-based, heritage language learner frameworks ;
  2. Foundations coursework in Critical Dual Language & Bilingual Education;
  3. Dual Language & Bilingual content methods courses with a focus on humanizing pedagogies and student-centered curriculum; and
  4. Fieldwork experiences in Dual Language & Bilingual Inclusive schools with host teachers and school leaders who embody humanizing pedagogies in their classrooms and school communities.


The hallmarks of the CSUDH Bilingual & DLL programs are a distinct focus on supporting educators and their students through Heritage Language Learner approaches that embody culturally & linguistically sustaining pedagogies and translanguaging pedagogies. In addition, we invite ourselves as teacher educators and our students, to engage in brave conversations around systems of power and privilege through critical and humanizing pedagogies. At the heart of the programs is a true belief in the limitless and transformative potential in ourselves and our colleagues. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Apply Now - Fall Only


  • May 1st (Fall Priority deadline)
  • June 1st (Fall start)

Apply now!

Application Procedures

DLL Program Application Instructions Video

DLL Handbook

  • DLL Handbook


  • Elexia Reyes-McGovern
    Program Coordinator / Associate Professor
    Bilingual Authorization

  • Nallely Arteaga
    Program Coordinator / Assistant Professor
    MA & Certificate: Dual Language Learning