The Bilingual Education Specialist Certificate. - Agency/Non-Profit is designed for advanced and Heritage speakers of Spanish wanting to further develop their cultural and linguistic background in order to effectively communicate with bilingual Spanish-English/English Spanish audiences. It will meet the needs of bilingual students who are, either pursuing a selected major or still in the process of selecting a major through the opportunity to fulfill a broad range of graduation requirements by earning General Studies, upper-division, and applied learning credit.
Students seeking to complete this Certificate must apply through any of the participating departments: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Program (CLD) at the Teacher Education Department; the Department of Modem Languages (MDL); and the Department of Chicana/a Studies (CHS). A minimum grade for courses completed as part of the certificate will be a “C” or better. No more than 40%of the credits used to satisfy certificate requirements may be transfer credits from other institutions.
Advising and Contact Information
School of Education: CLD Co-Coordinators*
College of LAS, Department of Modern Languages: Chairperson**
College of LAS, Department of Chicana/o Studies: Chairperson***
*Lorretta Chavez (CLD) - firstname.lastname@example.org
*Peter Vigil (CLD) - email@example.com
**Maria Akrabova (MDL) - firstname.lastname@example.org
***Ramon del Castillo (CHS) - email@example.com