Three-in-One Program Fieldwork Pathways and Curriculum:
LMU is proud to offer several options for completing fieldwork in the ultimate three-in-one program:
Bilingual authorization coursework is included in the “Language and Culture” concentration for the M.A. in Transformative Education. Each link provides further curriculum on the fieldwork pathway that best describes how you plan to complete the program (intent to be a student teacher or already employed as a teacher).

  1. Student teaching or resident teacher pathway curriculum (as a student teacher in a bilingual mentor teacher’s classroom)
  2. Intern Credential educator (as bilingual educator with intern credential in charter/public school)
  3. Private school teacher (as a bilingual educator in a private school classroom)

Curriculum – Bilingual Authorization
The Bilingual Authorization is available for those candidates who already hold a California Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential. Candidates in LMU’s Three-in-One program complete this coursework as part of the Language and Culture concentration for the M.A. The bilingual authorization allows you to conduct classroom instruction in English and Spanish, or English and Mandarin, or English and Cantonese.

Coursework for the Bilingual Authorization (coursework is also included in the Language and Culture Concentration for M.A.)

Language Courses
Spanish EDES 5324 Bilingualism and Biliteracy (3 units)
EDES 5320 Latino Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3 units)
EDES 6320 Methodology for Language Instruction in a Bilingual Setting (3 units)
Mandarin or Cantonese EDES 5324 Bilingualism and Biliteracy (3 units)
EDES 5330 Chinese-American/American-Chinese Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Perspec. (3 units)
EDES 6330 Methodology for Chinese Language Instruction in Bilingual Settings (3 units)

Language Competency Exam

All Bilingual Authorization candidates are required to pass the minimum language requirement California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET) Language Other than English Exam (LOTE), Sub-Test #3 (Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish). (Candidates teaching under an intern credential need this exam as a necessary component for receiving a bilingual designation on their intern credential.) Please review CSET Fee Waiver Information as well.

Please also review the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing site for full details on bilingual authorization competencies.


Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allow for appropriate planning.