Education Specialist Bilingual (Spanish - English) Credential

The Education Specialist Bilingual (Spanish - English) candidates will complete Preliminary Credential with the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish simultaneously by meeting the following requirements.

Please note that  Education Specialist Bilingual (Spanish - English) candidates must indicate that they are Bilingual Authorization candidates on the SPE Fieldwork Application application.

ITEP and LBS: Education Specialist Candidates should complete the Bilingual Authorization post-credential through the Dual Language Learning Certificate.


Language & Culture Competencies

Education Specialist Bilingual (Spanish - English) candidates have three options to complete the language & culture competencies in order to obtain the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish simultaneously with the preliminary credential.


  • SPA 280, SPA 341, & SPA 351 in the CSUDH Modern Language Department, or
  • Equivalent coursework in a 4 year university to the Language & Culture Competencies as set forth by the CTC, or
  • CSET Spanish III and CSET Spanish V


Foundations Coursework in Inclusive Critical Dual Language & Bilingual Education

SPE 462

SPE 522


Dual Language & Bilingual Elementary Content Methods Courses

TED 403

TED 410


Bilingual candidates must ensure that they are enrolled in the bilingual sections of the above courses. Bilingual sections end with - 07, - 08, or - 47.


Fieldwork Experiences in Dual Language & Bilingual Inclusive Schools

The Special Education Fieldwork Coordinator will place candidates in inclusive Dual Language, Bilingual, English Language Development, or Newcomer classroom/programs with an experienced and effective educator who embodies humanizing pedagogies.


Upon Completion of all Bilingual Authorization Requirements


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Candidates complete and submit this form to the Bilingual Authorization Coordinator. Candidates will log in using their CSUDH username - like this 

BILA coordinator writes & issues an official letter to candidates indicating completion of all Bilingual Authorization requirements. Coordinator sends the letter via Toromail.

Candidates apply for preliminary credential with the Bilingual Authorization through COE Credential Unit.

 Candidates will upload the official BILA letter when applying for preliminary credential.