In addition to the required CSET exams in the subject of your
desired credential, students wishing to earn a Bilingual
Authorization must also take the CSET Mandarin Subtest
III and V exams. You are encouraged to take the
exams before the start of the credential year and must pass it
before the Bilingual Authorization can be awarded.
BILINGUAL OBSERVATION: It is recommended
that all bilingual applicants have a minimum of 5 hours observing
in a bilingual setting. These 5 hours may be part of your
30 hour observation, if in the correct content area to which you
are applying, or may need to be in addition if needed.
2) Field Placements
Candidates will participate in a student teaching field placement
in content area where Mandarin is used as the language of
instruction at least part of the day.
During the credential program, take 3 units of Education 253
and 1 unit of Education 299 instead of four units of Education
206B during spring.
4) University Supervision and Support
Bilingual supervisors will visit regularly. In addition to
all other areas of supervision, an additional focus for Bilingual
Authorization candidates will be on language use with attention
to the following:
Language/Mandarin: Academic language in the content
areas as well as instructional delivery such as use of commands,
appropriate syntax, appropriate vocabulary
Informal language to communicate and understand students’ use
of colloquial Mandarin, cultural terms, slang, and non verbal
Culture: understanding the community
Home/School communication: letters to the parents, parental
involvement, homework, expectations
Agriculture students do not participate in our Bilingual programs
due to the additional demands of the Specialist authorization.