Bilingual Authorization in Spanish & Chinese (with 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.

We are actively recruiting potential applicants who are Spanish or Chinese bilingual, fluent speakers and biliterate. There is a great need in California for bilingual teachers in Chinese and Spanish.

Bilingual Educators for Social transformation (BEST): Multiple Subject Credential Spanish Bilingual Authorization Program

Program Overview

BEST embraces concepts of social justice and equity with a focused philosophical stance representing critical pedagogy and rooted in bilingual education. BEST integrates culturally relevant pedagogy throughout the three-semester course sequence. The program aims to support the development of critical educators who are equipped with resources to analyze why many immigrant communities and later generations have struggled to obtain social and economic equity within the U.S. Teachers with bilingual authorization are in high demand in local school districts. Candidates have the opportunity to complete their field experiences in a variety of bilingual elementary settings in order to develop competencies that support students attending schools with diverse bilingual program models.

Sample Completion Pathway (BEST)

Exact order of some classes will vary by cohort

Sample Completion Pathway (BEST)

 

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

Semester 3 

Courses 

EED 713 Spanish Heritage Language and Pedagogy

(3 units) 

 

EED 756 Practicum Seminar 1

(3 units) 

 

EED 701 Foundations of Education (3 units) 

EED 782 Teaching Reading and Language Arts (Spanish and English) (3 units) 

EED 786 Seminar in Learning and Development

(3 units) 

 

EED 784 C&I Math (Spanish and English) (3 units) 

EED 737 Social Studies, Social Justice, and Literacy

(3 units) 

 

EED 777 C&I Science

(3 Units)

 

ITEC 711 Technology in Elementary Schools (1 units) 

EED 758 Practicum Seminar 3

(3 units) 

Fieldwork 

 

EED 747 (3 units) 

12 hrs/ week 

in bilingual elementary classroom

EED 748 (4 units) 

4 days/ week 

in bilingual elementary classroom

Students may choose to continue toward M.A. degree after completion of credential coursework.  M.A. degree may be completed while working full time as a teacher.

** For more information, please see the BEST-Spanish Bilingual Program Outline.

Chinese Bilingual Program

Sample Completion Pathway

Exact order of some classes will vary by cohort

Sample Completion Pathway

 

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

Semester 3 

Courses 

EED 712 Chinese Literacy-

TK-6 (3 units) 

 

EED 756 Practicum Seminar 1

(3 units) 

 

EED 701 Foundations of Education (3 units) 

ITEC 711 Technology in Elementary Schools (1 units) 

EED 737 Social Studies, Social Justice, and Literacy

(3 units) 

EED 711 Chinese Heritage Language and Pedagogy

(3 Units)

 

EED 786 Seminar in Learning and Development

(3 units) 

 

EED 782 Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3 units) 

EED 784 C&I Math (3 units) 

EED 777 C&I Science

(3 units) 

EED 758 Practicum Seminar 3

(3 units) 

Fieldwork 

EED 687 (3 Units)

12 hrs/ week 

in bilingual elementary classroom

EED 747 (3 units) 

12 hrs/ week 

in bilingual elementary classroom

EED 748 (4 units) 

4 days/ week 

in bilingual elementary classroom

Students may choose to continue toward M.A. degree after completion of credential coursework.  M.A. degree may be completed while working full time as a teacher.

For more information, please see the Chinese Bilingual Program Outline.