HOW CAN I OBTAIN A BILINGUAL AUTHORIZATION?
A bilingual authorization may be obtained by examination or by completion of a Commission-approved bilingual program. The bilingual authorization may be earned concurrently with or following the initial issuance of the candidate's prerequisite teaching Credential. Furthermore, approved program sponsors may elect to provide an option to satisfy program requirements through a combination of approved coursework and bilingual examination subtest(s).
Click here for a list of colleges or universities with Commission-approved teacher preparation programs.
If applying for a bilingual authorization based on completion of examinations, you may apply directly to the Commission by submitting all of the following items:
- One of the following:
- original or copy of a CTEL exam score report, if applicable
Submit the materials listed above through your employer or directly to the Commission at this address:
I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS (CTEL) OR CSET:LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE) EXAMINATIONS
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HOW LONG ARE EXAM SCORES VALID?
The final administration of the BCLAD examination was June 2007. Passing BCLAD exam scores are valid for certification for seven years.
The final administration of the CLAD examination was June 2006. Passing scores for the CLAD, CTEL and CSET:LOTE examinations are valid for certification for five years.