Loyola Marymount University is a recognized leader in the field of bilingual education. Our innovative programs are designed to serve those who strive to be professional, responsible, and socially aware educators prepared to succeed in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings. Our programs provide a solid groundwork in research-based best practices and prepare you to serve as leaders and advocates for equity and excellence in education.
Our candidates benefit from comprehensive support for completing the academic and administrative requirements needed to obtain a California Teaching Credential. All of our credential programs are authorized by the state of California, as well as accredited by NCATE.
Prospective bilingual teachers can take our 39-unit curriculum to earn a combined California SB 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential, MA in Bilingual Education, and BCLAD authorization in either Spanish or Mandarin. Depending on the level you intend to teach, you can specialize in elementary or secondary education.
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- Bilingual Elementary Education
- Bilingual Secondary Education
- Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education Program (CBTE)
LMU also offers a California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certificate for qualified credential holders who need CLAD certification to comply with state or district mandates.