ALAS Program Prospective Students
This dual credential teacher preparation program is designed for Bilingual individuals proficient in Spanish and English seeking a Bilingual Credential and who are interested in obtaining an additional credential as an Education Specialist in Mild / Moderate disabilities. This is an intensive two-year credential program for highly committed individuals interested in meeting the specific needs of English language learners in California.
The joint Multiple Subject Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Bilingual Credential (Spanish Emphasis) and Level 1 Special Education (SPED) Specialist Credential for Mild/Moderate Disabilities is a two-year dual credential program. This program is available to students interested in teaching in bilingual elementary classrooms and special education settings. Upon completion, the B/CLAD 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential authorizes the holder to teach in any self contained bilingual or regular classroom in which one teacher is responsible for all of the subjects commonly taught in the elementary schools. The Specialist Credential for Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorizes the holder to teach students with designated disabilities in a variety of school settings.
More Information for Prospective Students
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Program of Study Requirements & Course List
- Application Procedures, Deadlines & Forms
- Financial Assistance & ALAS Support for Education
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the requirements to apply?
- How do I apply?
- When do I apply?
- Where do I get information on the Spanish Language Proficiency Exam?
What are the requirements to apply?
- desire to specialize as teachers of diverse ELL students in urban elementary schools in California;
- willingness to pursue a Bilingual BLCAD Multiple Subject/single subject teaching credential and an Education Specialist Mild/Moderate teaching credential (SpEd);
- possess baccalaureate degree, BS/BA;
- meet CBEST, CSET & Spanish proficiency requirements;
- GPA of 2.85 in last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted;
- commit to a 2 year program of studies-one year Bilingual Credential, second year M/M Sped Ed Specialist Credential.
How do I apply?
- Step 1: Apply to the University as a graduate student.
- Step 2: Apply to the Policy Studies Department, Bilingual Credential Program.
- Step 3: Contact the ALAS office to make an appointment with ALAS Advisor/Coordinator (619-594-1184 or 619-594-5155).
See the Application Procedures, Deadlines & Forms page for more information.
When do I apply?
The CSU MENTOR deadline to apply to SDSU for Fall 2012 is February 1, 2012. You may complete the CSU application form online at: CSU Mentor online.
The deadline to apply to the PLC department is March 15, 2012.
Where do I get information on the Spanish Language Proficiency Exam?
You can obtain test information by calling the PLC Department Office at 619-594-5155.