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Bilingual Authorization (Spanish or Hmong)

Pursue a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong!

Before beginning your multiple subject credential program and as an undergraduate you should complete the majority of the required coursework. (see required coursework below)

The Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP) trains future teachers with the skills needed to support linguistically and culturally diverse students with the following:

  • Skills in primary language (Spanish or Hmong)
  • Skills in Language Development (ELD) in grades K-8, including preschool
  • Skills in Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies in self-contained classes
  • Skills in building multicultural knowledge in order to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and 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. It is highly recommended that all BAP classes be completed prior to entering the credential program, with the exception of the classes with an asterisk.


Course Units
SPAN 119 Advanced Grammar 3
SPAN 121A Advanced Composition 3
SPAN 134 Spanish in Bilingual Schools 3
CLAS 120 Latina/o Cultural Change 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 BAP Credential Program here

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


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