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The Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education (CBTE) program prepares qualified Mandarin teachers to teach in both Chinese and English in K-12 bilingual immersion or foreign language classrooms. Successful graduates will complete a “3-in-1” program: a California Single or Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential, a Master of Arts degree in Bilingual Elementary or Secondary Education, and a Mandarin Bilingual Authorization.

Applicants admitted into the program will become part of a cohort (no larger than 20). The CBTE program meets the California teaching requirements through a research-based curriculum delivered by expert faculty. Small class sizes, along with the support and guidance from the faculty, administrators and staff, will ultimately lead to the certification of Chinese teachers eligible to teach at any elementary or secondary school in California and in many other states.

LMU and the CBTE are proud to be associated with the UCLA Confucius Institute. Click here to visit the Confucius Institute website, which includes information on scholarships the Institute offers for Chinese students enrolled in credential programs.

We are proud to announce that we have received two StarTalk grants for 2013: sixth annual STARTALK-LMU Chinese Language Teacher Summer Institute and second annual StarTalk-LMU Chinese Early Education Summer Immerion Institute.  For more information please visit STARTALK-LMU

For more information on the program, and for answers to your specific CBTE questions, email Professor Olga Moraga, the CBTE Program Director. Tel: 310.338.3778.

To request a CBTE application packet and Program overview, please click here. For application details, please email Caroline Lee, Director of Recruiting.


Chinese Bilingual Teacher Education Program (CBTE)


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