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 program

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.

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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.

What is the Virtual Teaching Careers Fair?

The Virtual fair is designed to bring education agencies and teachers and teacher candidates together to exchange valuable information for recruitment purposes and to explore potential fits.

What can I do in the Virtual Teaching Careers Fair?

  • Get information about education agencies culture, objectives and values.

  • Interact with employers / recruiters and get interviewed through chat and video conference.

  • View fresh and exciting jobs from top education agencies

  • Submit resume to the education agencies of interest

  • Apply directly to available jobs

 

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

*CSET Test III in Spanish Required for entry
*Three courses offered, one per quarter, starting in Fall of 2019
*Email or call Cal Poly if past the July 1, 2019 application to see if spots are still available (Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, Dr. Briana Ronan,Phone: 805-756-5056, Email: bronan@calpoly.edu )
*The CSET (LOTE) Test III in Spanish needs to be passed prior to starting courses at Cal Poly. Registration Here for the Test
*Grant will cover tuition and/or testing at Cal Poly
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and Cal Poly separately

UCLA 8 Week Summer Intensive for Bilingual Authorization – Spanish

*Pre and post work along with face to face class completed during 8 weeks from June 24-August 16
*No CSET Required – Must Pass Interview for Spanish Proficiency
*Mostly online with only 10 days of Face To Face July 8-19, 2019
*Must register by May 31, 2019
*UCLA Summer Hostel Option: http://summer-hostel.hhs.ucla.edu/
*Grant will cover Tuition and stipend to apply towards housing
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and UCLA separately

UCR Bilingual Authorization (BILA) ONLINE PROGRAM

*CSET Test III in Spanish Required for entry
*Can either complete all courses or combine with passing score on either CSET Test IV and V (see program options)
*Course sign up is ongoing throughout the year
*If you need the CSET Test III in Spanish before next testing option, contact ttheis@slocoe.org
*Grant will cover tuition and/or testing at UCR
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and UCR separately

CSU Monterey Bay Bilingual Authorization Program

*CSET Test III in Spanish Required for entry
*Courses offered in summer session 2019
*The CSET (LOTE) Test III in Spanish needs to be passed prior to starting courses at CSU Monterey Bay. Registration Here for the Test
*Grant will cover tuition and/or testing at CSU Monterey Bay
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and CSU Monterey Bay separately

Cal State Bakersfield Bilingual Authorization Program

*CSET Test III in Spanish Required for entry
*Courses offered in summer session 2019
*The CSET (LOTE) Test III in Spanish needs to be passed prior to starting courses at Cal State Bakersfield. Registration Here for the Test
*Must register by May 17, 2019

*Grant will cover tuition and/or testing at Cal State Bakersfield
*Must apply to TeachBilingualCA Grant and Cal State Bakersfield separately

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