MA in Education: DLL Option (Spanish-English)


The MA in Education: Dual Language Learning (DLL) option is designed for educators committed to justice and equity In Dual Language/Bilingual - Spanish & English settings. We engage in cutting edge interdisciplinary research, critical educational theories, and practical application across PK-12 content areas. Develop expertise in curriculum design and instructional practices to examine school systems, practices, and policies that promote trans-languaging and multilingualism through frameworks related to power and resistance, intersectionality, critical pedagogies, educational justice, ethnic studies, and critical literacies All DLL courses ore offered in Spanish. Coursework can be applied towards the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish.

MA in Education: Dual Language Learning

Designed for PreK-12 Educators • 31 Units

  • Optimize learning opportunities in Spanish
  • Purposeful Praxis in Dual Language learning & teaching
  • Grow as a Teacher Scholar • Interdisciplinary Focus
  • Critical Pedagogy • Justice & Equity • Hybrid Format
  • Ethnic Studies • Earn Bilingual Authorization

Required Courses

  • DLL 520 (3 units) Foundations of Critical Bi-Literacy in Dual Language & Immersion Education
  • DLL 521 (3 units) Contrastive Linguistics & Assessment for Dual Language Educators (3 units)
  • DLL 525 (3 units) Practices for Bi-Literacy
  • SPE 522 (3 units) Teaching Bilingual Learners in Inclusive Dual Settings
  • CUR 518 (3 units) Research Methods for the Teacher School
  • TED 505 (3 units) Seminar in Learning & Development
  • TED 506 (3 units) Multicultural & Social Foundations of Education
  • CUR 510 (3 units) Process of Curriculum Development
  • CUR 519 (3 units) Advanced Study in Curriculum & Research Practices
  • TED 599 or TED 560 (1 unit) Thesis/Project or Comprehensive Exam

Elective Courses (select one)

  • DLL 523 (3 units) Academic Discourse & Socio-Emotional Learning 
  • DLL 524 (3 units) Emergent Learning for Young Dual Language Learners 

Program Cost

  • $4200 (full time student per semester)*
  • $2600 (part time student per semester)*

Application Deadline

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

Bilingual Authorization Pathway (post-credential) 

MA in Education: DLL option candidates may also use the DLL coursework to complete the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish requirements. DLL candidates will obtain the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, after obtaining a preliminary or clear credential, by completing the DLL coursework sequence, which includes the language & culture competencies, foundations in critical dual language & bilingual education, and dual language & bilingual methods.


Fall DLL Classes

Spring DLL Classes

DLL 520

DLL 521

DLL 525

DLL 523 or SPE 522* 

*Note the MA in Education: DLL option students will need 5 DLL courses to graduate from the MA program.


Fieldwork Experiences in Dual Language & Bilingual Inclusive Schools

The Bilingual Fieldwork Coordinator will place DLL candidates in a Dual Language classroom for a minimum of 20-hours of observations 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 the add-on Bilingual Authorization through COE Credential Unit, and will upload the official BILA letter. 

After candidates submit their request to the COE Credential Unit, candidates will be recommended to the CTC for the added-on Bilingual Authorization. After being recommended, candidates will receive an email with information on completing the process online with CTC.