CALIFORNIA'S BILINGUAL AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS
The following are the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Bilingual Authorization, which is required for teachers who are teaching academic content (other than a World Language) in a language other than English.
I. POSSESS A VALID CALIFORNIA TEACHING CREDENTIAL
II. HAVE AN ENGLISH LEARNER AUTHORIZATION (Or be eligible for one' either embedded in your teaching credential or as a separate certificate)
III. TAKE AND PASS CSET TESTS OR APPROVED BILINGUAL AUTHORIZATION COURSEWORK, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH:
PASSING SCORES ON TESTS III (language communication), IV (bilingual education and bilingualism), and V (geographical and sociocultural competence) of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET): World Languages.
Scores used for certification purposes maybe no older than ten years from the individual passed exam date.
Completion of course work in a Commission-approved Bilingual Authorization Program.
Once the program has been completed, the program sponsor must recommend the applicant for the Bilingual Authorization.
Completion of course work in a Commission-approved Bilingual Authorization program combined with passing scores on the CSET: World Languages Examination(s), based on an equivalency as determined by a Commission-approved Bilingual Authorization program.
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