The Attallah College of Educational Studies Multiple Subject Credential with bilingual emphasis program at Chapman University is designed to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and field experiences necessary to teach in California's diverse bilingual school settings. Candidates learn theory, content and methods to provide outstanding bilingual instruction that will help to improve the academic and linguistic proficiency of future generations of English learners through quality schooling. This program has an emphasis on equity in education and social justice, which comes through in all of our courses and field activities. While bilingual teacher candidates work towards their SB2042 certification, they simultaneously participate in the bilingual emphasis, which enhances their teacher preparation through a rigorous program to certify their capacity to teach in bilingual Spanish/English settings in California schools. Candidates demonstrate competence in bilingual theory, content and methodology through signature assignments aligned to the bilingual authorization standards. Candidates demonstrate language and culture competence by examination.
In keeping with the Attallah College of Educational Studies commitment to developing global citizenship, students are encouraged to consider participating in at least one international learning experience during the course of their program.
Admission to the program
Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Submit passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
- Have a minimum admission grade point average of 3.000.
- Students with an admission grade point average between 2.750 and 2.990 may be admitted in provisional standing for a maximum of one semester; provisional standing for the Multiple Subject Credential program specifies that students can enroll only in 500 level courses and can complete a maximum of 12 credits. Students who are below a 2.750 grade point average will be denied admission to the Multiple Subject Credential.
- Submit passing score on, or proof of registration for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
- Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
- Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.
Transfer of coursework
Six credits of graduate transfer work is the maximum allowed. (See the Academic Policies and Procedures section for transfer guidelines.)
Requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English/Bilingual Emphasis degree
Students pursuing the Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English/Bilingual Emphasis degree are held to the University's Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition, these specific graduate course degree standards apply:
- Minimum grade "C+" or above required in all graduate coursework.
- Maintain 3.000 GPA in all graduate coursework.
The following courses make up the Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English/Bilingual Emphasis curriculum: