Embrace the extraordinary with Loyola Marymount University’s Bilingual Teacher Preparation Program!
Intertwine your creative teaching skills with advanced certification to teach in two languages. California schools are enriched by the diverse linguistic and cultural assets brought by numerous students, making the need for bilingual teachers more pressing than ever.

Recent initiatives, such as Global California 2030 and the Seal of Biliteracy, highlight the importance of meeting this increasing demand. We eagerly seek passionate and dedicated educators like you who can empower and support our linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. Let’s be a positive force for our community, society, and the world.

LMU’s Extraordinary Three-in-One Program (M.A., Credential, Authorization) can be completed in two short years with the credential coursework in year one and the master’s/bilingual authorization coursework in year two. We provide the ultimate three-in-one opportunity—a seamless pathway to earn complete an all-encompassing course of study, culminating in three graduate certifications:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Transformative Education, Concentration in Language and Culture
  • Elementary (Multiple Subjects) or Secondary (Single Subject) California Teaching Credential
  • Bilingual Authorization in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish language.

LMU’s Distinctive Bilingual Authorization Only Program:

  • If you already hold a California teaching credential, the additional coursework for the authorization only is 3 classes (9 semester units).

The LMU Difference
In addition to our highly personalized experience with flexibility to meet individual needs, our expert faculty focus on the role of the teacher as not just an educator, but as a community leader and an advocate for all learners. As a leader in California teacher preparation, LMU alumni are sought after throughout the State. To ensure your success, you’ll receive personalized guidance throughout, with admissions, academic, and credentialing advisors who guide and support. In tandem with classroom theory and practice, our accomplished Clinical Fieldwork team oversees and fosters a positive and successful learning experience inside the K-12 classroom for interns, practitioners, and student teachers alike, fostering candidate growth and development. We have a team of expert faculty who are passionate about guiding and supporting you on your journey.  Join us and be extraordinary!

Reputation and Accreditation
The School of Education is consistently listed among the top-ranked Schools in U.S. News & World Report of “Best Graduate Schools”, is in the top 5 percent of the 1,500 Schools, Colleges and Departments of Education nationwide and is one of the top tier, highest ranked, Jesuit institutions nationally, as well as a top tier private, independent School of Education in California. LMU Teacher Preparation program graduates join a highly sought after group of LMU educated alumni in area schools and districts.

LMU’s School of Education Teacher Preparation programs are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In 2024, the School of Education will begin the transition to Association for Advancing Quality in Education Preparation (AAQEP) accreditation as well, ensuring the highest quality in educator preparation.