Dr. Juan Flores
Coordinator, Bilingual Credential Program
DBH 320 - 209/667-3292
Multiple Subject Credential Program with Bilingual Emphasis
The Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential: Bilingual Emphasis, available in Spanish, Lao, Hmong, Khmer, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Farsi and Arabic, prepares beginning teachers for self-contained classrooms, usually at the elementary level, where more than one subject is taught to the same group of students. Credential holders are prepared to teach English learners. They also have the knowledge, skills and abilities to teach in the target language in a bilingual or dual language classroom. The growing diversity of our service area and the growing number of dual language programs present opportunities for students with proficiency in the identified target language to help immigrant children succeed academically, and assist English speaking children to acquire native-like proficiency in a valued language.
Credential students must enroll in EDMS 4111, Primary Reading Language Arts Methods: Bilingual, as well as the bilingual sections of EDMS credential methods classes (Bilingual sections are noted in red in the course schedule), and in EDUC 4400, Introduction and Foundations of Multilingual Education (in place of EDMS 4150, Methods of Multilingual Education). Candidates for the Bilingual credential must be able to speak, read, and write in the target language to be recommended for the Bilingual Preliminary Credential. Please refer to the MSCP handbook for specific program information.
Single Subject Credential Program with Bilingual Emphasis
The Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP), prepares you to teach in grades 6-12 classrooms in your appropriate subject matter area. The Bilingual Emphasis credential prepares you to provide primary language instruction and specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) in a bilingual instructional program. The SB 2042 Preliminary Credential Bilingual Emphasis Program is available in Spanish, Lao, Hmong, Khmer, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Farsi and Arabic.
Credential students wishing to be recommended for the bilingual credential take the following courses:
EDSC 4215, Reading and Writing in the content Area: Bilingual (instead of EDSC 4115, Reading and Writing in the Content Area), and
EDUC 4400, Introduction and Foundations of Multilingual Education, (instead of EDSC 4110, Multilingual Education in Secondary Education).
(Note: EDUC 4460, Cultural Views on Bilingualism, fulfills language assessment and target culture requirements for Spanish bilingual credential candidates).
The Multiple and Single Subject Credential Program Handbooks provide a description of the program requirements. Both the handbook and the application packet for both programs are available from the Internet at
Elementary Education (MSCP) web-page: http://www.csustan.edu/TeacherEd/ElementaryEducation.html and Secondary Education (SSCP) web page:
You can also go to the Department of Teacher Education Office, Turlock Campus, Demergasso-Bava Hall, Room 330 or to the Stockton Campus Office, Acacia Court Building, California State University, Stanislaus.