Preconditions

1) Candidates for a Bilingual Authorization must hold a prerequisite teaching credential or be recommended for an acceptable teaching credential simultaneously. The following credentials are acceptable as prerequisite or simultaneous teaching authorizations: Single Subject, Multiple Subjects or Education Specialist teaching credentials or the equivalent*.

In order for candidate in the Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program to be recommended for credentialing, they must simultaneously complete the Multiple Subject 2040 Credential Program at California State University, Fresno.  The Multiple Subject Program is an accredited program that effectively prepares candidates to teach all K-12 students and understand the contemporary conditions of schooling (See Multiple Subject Credential Program Assessment).

2) The prerequisite teaching authorization must authorize instruction to English learners. Examples of such authorizations include a 2042 authorization, a CLAD or equivalent English Learner Authorization, or the candidate must be eligible for the EL authorization at the time for recommendation for the bilingual authorization.  The Certificate of Completion of Staff Development (CCSD) [SB 1969 (Chap. 1178, Stats. 1994), SB 395 (Chap. 685, Stats. 1999), AB 2913 (Chap. 169, Stats. 2004)] is not equivalent to a CLAD authorization.

As an integral part of the Multiple Subject 2042 Credential Program, the Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program authorizes Spanish and Hmong bilingual teacher candidates’ to instruct English learners.  For example, special courses in both the Multiple Subject, (e.g. LEE 172 and in the Bilingual Program (e.g. LEE 136 Spanish and LEE 135 Hmong) provide candidates with a knowledge of and ability to teach English learners, including but not limited to Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) methodology, language acquisition and English Language Development (ELD).

3) Candidates in a Bilingual Intern Program Delivery model must have demonstrated language competence as defined by Bilingual Authorization Program Standard 6: Assessment of Candidate Language Competence prior to entering the Intern Program.

Not applicable; the Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program does not have an intern program.