Teach Bilingual CA

The grant goal is to increase the number of teachers adding a Bilingual Authorization (previously called BCLAD) to their teaching credential. Ultimately this will get more teachers to return to bilingual and multilingual classes once the Bilingual Authorization is achieved.

“Amidst Teacher Shortage New Funds Help Districts Train More Bilingual Teachers” EdSource, Oct 2, 2018

Why join this grant opportunity

California has a growing population of students whose primary language is not English.  The Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program (BTPDP) enables teachers to earn a Bilingual Authorization (previously called BCLAD) to help meet the needs of English Learners.  This program is tailored to recruit and authorize future bilingual educators.  If you currently hold a BCLAD, you will not need to obtain a Bilingual Authorization as it is already recognized to teach bilingual classes.

The approach of the multi-region, multi-county BTPDP Consortium approach is to assist in meeting the demands of rural, remote, and underserved portions of each county.  Kern, Kings, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties are included in the Consortium.  

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education is the hub for the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program Grant in partnership with these five counties.  Currently all six counties are experiencing shortages of teachers in hard to fill categories, such as teachers possessing a Bilingual Authorization teaching in bilingual classrooms. This shortage impacts all grade levels and subject areas as well as special education.

Are you interested in obtaining your Bilingual Authorization in Spanish? Let us know here!

You must to the college program separately from the grant on your own.

Candidates who need only one or two courses or tests can also apply to the grant. 

Tuition assistance and stipends available through this grant.

Apply now for this grant opportunity!


teacher opportunity

Tuition assistance is available to add a Bilingual Authorization to existing CA Teaching Credentials.  Coursework, tuition or required testing will be covered if accepted to the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program (BTPDP) Grant.  See all the pathways to obtain a bilingual authorization under the Grant Info tab. Listed below are some 8-week intensive or online program options.

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Cal Poly ~ Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators (SABE) Online Program

*Three courses offered online, one per quarter, starting in Fall of 2019
*CSET Test III in Spanish required for program entry
*Register Here for CSET Test
*A special group test date for the CSET III is scheduled on September 21, 2019 in Santa Maria, CA. Contact bronan@calpoly.edu or ttheis@slocoe.org for help with the CSET Subtest III registration for this test date.
*New application date to apply to Cal Poly is August 30, 2019 (After this date, check with school directly)
*Grant will pay program tuition and provide a $500 scholarship for the completion of the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and Cal Poly separately

UCR Bilingual Authorization (BILA) ONLINE PROGRAM

*Can either complete all courses or combine with passing score on either CSET Test IV and V (see program options)
*CSET Test III in Spanish required for program entry
*Register Here for CSET Test
*Course sign up is ongoing throughout the year
*Grant will pay program tuition and provide a $500 scholarship for the completion of the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and UCR separately

CSU Monterey Bay Bilingual Authorization Program

*Hybrid classes (face-to-face and online)
*Courses offered 5 weeks (Mon-Wed) in summer session June 23-July 23, 2019
*May take all 3 courses in summer or continue in fall or spring
*The CSET Test III in Spanish needs to be passed prior to completion of program
*Must apply to CSUMB by May 15, 2019 (After this date, check with school)
*Grant will pay program tuition and provide a $500 scholarship for the completion of the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and CSU Monterey Bay separately

Cal State Bakersfield Bilingual Authorization Program

*Courses offered in summer session 2019
*CSET Test III in Spanish required for program entry
*Register Here for CSET Test
*Contact CSUB for the CSET III test prep course on June 8, 2019
*Must apply to CSUB by May 17, 2019 (After this date, check with school)
*Grant will pay program tuition and provide a $500 scholarship for the completion of the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and Cal State Bakersfield separately