Program Prerequisites and Requirements

The Bilingual Authorization program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, will only consider candidates who:

  1. Hold a valid California multiple subject, single subject or education specialist teaching credential that authorizes instruction to English learners (2042 authorization) or a valid multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist teaching credential plus CLAD certificate or its equivalent*, OR are currently enrolled/or plan to enroll (within 2-3 quarters) in a Cal Poly teacher preparation program.
  2. CSET - Spanish subtest III - all applicants for the Bilingual Authorization must demonstrate their language proficiency by passing the CSET-Spanish Subtest III.

*If not currently enrolled at Cal Poly, please contact the Credential Office at (805) 756-2126, or, for information on how to enroll in these courses once admitted to the program.

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California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407