Teach Bilingual CA

Check out the new Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers, Administrators and Paraeducators! Funding available from the grant to attend these opportunities.

Priority for teachers and admin who hold BCLAD or BASP authorizations that work currently in an English Only classroom and are transitioning in the next school year to a Bilingual (Spanish) classroom.

 

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 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.

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.

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

Earn your bilingual authorization in spanish through a college program. The grant will pay tuition and $500 scholarship towards earning a bilingual authorization.

 

CSU Bakersfield is accepting applications now through December 20, 2019.

Or test out with the CSET III, IV and V in Spanish to earn your authorization.

Apply now to earn your authorization!

 

Pathways to Obtain a Bilingual Authorization

Option 1: Complete Course Work in Approved Program

Complete coursework through an approved Bilingual Authorization Program (usually consists of three courses).

Grant will pay program tuition and $500 scholarship for the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization. 

Option 2: Passing Scores on CSET Spanish Subtest III, IV, and V

Passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Languages Other than English (LOTE) Test, Section III (Spanish), IV (Bilingual Methodology), and V (Culture)

Grant will pay $500 for CSET Tests III, IV, and V registration fees, prep courses and study materials and $500 scholarship for the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization.

OPTION 3: COURSEWORK COMBINED WITH PASSING SCORES ON CSET

Refer to California Teaching Commission (CTC) for more information on combining tests and courses to obtain Bilingual Authorization.

 Grant will pay course tuition and fees pending each individual circumstance and $500 scholarship for the CTC issued Bilingual Authorization.

Cal State Bakersfield Bilingual Authorization Program

*Cohorts starting Winter Quarter, January 2020
*CSET Test III in Spanish needed for program
*Register Here for CSET Test
*Contact CSUB for the CSET III test prep course, or register for SDCOE’s online CSET III Test prep course
*Must apply to CSUB by January 2, 2020 (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

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

*Cohort in progress – however, if coursework for CSET Test V is needed, possible enrollment available in Spring Quarter 2020 for EDUC 405 (Social, Historical, and Cultural Influences on Latino/a Students in Education)
*CSET Test III in Spanish required for program
*Register Here for CSET Test
*Must contact Dr. Ronan (bronan@calpoly.edu) for entry into EDUC 405
*EDUC 405 can be combined with CSET Test III and IV to meet CTC requirements for the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
*Grant will pay course 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)
*The CSET Test III in Spanish needs to be passed prior to completion of program
*Check with CSUMB for next course offering
*Grant will pay course 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

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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