Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin (with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential)

The bilingual authorization in Spanish, Cantonese, and mandarin (with multiple subject teaching credential) program at San Francisco State university is dedicated to preparing bilingual candidates to become competent bilingual, biliterate and bicultural teachers in a variety of school settings.

Our aim is to develop effective and reflective teachers who have strong foundations in critical pedagogies and culturally responsive teaching. These pedagogies are pathways to engage bilingual-bicultural students and their families in becoming agents of change in their communities.

The program consists of three semesters of coursework and fieldwork, with a fall start date only. Applicants to this program must demonstrate a high level of Spanish or Chinese proficiency. Language skills are assessed at the beginning of the program and students must pass a language proficiency examination (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to be recommended for the bilingual authorization.

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