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Bilingual Authorization (Spanish or Hmong)

Pursue a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong within the preliminary multiple subject credential program.

Earning a Bilingual Authorization prepares graduates to provide academic instruction for: 

  • English Learner students in their primary language (Spanish and Hmong)
  • English Language Development (ELD) in grades K-12, including preschool
  • Using Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies in self-contained classes
  • Building multicultural knowledge in culturally and linguistically diverse communities


In addition to the required coursework for the Multiple Subject Credential, Bilingual Authorization candidates are to take the following courses for either Spanish or Hmong. These courses must be taken before or while in the credential program or within one year of completing the credential program.


Course Units
SPAN 119 Advanced Grammar 3
SPAN 121A Advanced Composition 3
SPAN 134 Spanish in Bilingual Schools 3
CLAS 120 Cultural Change and the Latino 3
LEE 136* Teaching Content in Spanish 3
Total Units 15

*courses to be taken while enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential program. 


Course Units
HMONG 100 Intermediate Hmong Reading 3
HMONG 101 Advanced Hmong Composition 3
LEE 129 Hmong in Bilingual Schools 3
ANTH 123 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
LING 121 Hmong Language, Culture and Identity


LEE 135* Teaching Content in Hmong 3
Total Units 15

*courses to be taken while enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential program.


Apply for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Program here

NOTE: During the Phase 3 of the program, Bilingual Authorization candidates will be assigned to complete the student teaching requirement in a bilingual setting.