The Department of Policy Studies in Language and Cross Cultural Education prepares bilingual and cross-cultural teachers, administrators, and other educators who are reflective and transformational practitioners in addressing the needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse learners through collaboration with schools, families and community. For more information, please contact the department at (619) 594-5155.
New Application Process
Starting Fall 2012, the Department of Policy Studies will be using an on-line application system to collect departmental applications for its program. You will be required to submit an application through this on-line system and will not be able to bring paper materials to our office. Letters of Recommendation will be submitted through this system. You may need to scan and upload documentation and you should plan to start your departmental application shortly after it is available as many of these processes will be new and may take some time. Our deadline are listed below; so please plan accordingly and start early.
Apply to SDSU
The CSU MENTOR deadline to apply to SDSU for Fall 2013 is March 1, 2013. You may complete the CSU application form online at: CSU Mentor online.
Apply to the PLC Department
The Bilingual Multiple Subject and Bilingual Single Subject Credential programs Fall 2013 deadline to apply to the PLC department is March 13, 2013. For specific information about programs and application process, visit the Bilingual Credential program page.
The PLC Graduate programs (MA & Advanced Certificates) Fall 2013 deadline to apply to the PLC department is March 13, 2013. Please note: if you cannot meet the University's March 1, 2013 graduate application deadline, please contact the Dr. Christina Alfaro at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific program and application information visit the MA Program page or the Advanced Certificates programs page.
Quick Links to Resources
Voices of Graduates
Ana Merlos - BCLAD Multiple Subject Graduate 2009
Transcript of Ana Merlos Video
“I'd like to sum up the experience we've had on our journey as beginning teachers and express some of the insights that we've gained leading up to this point. Despite what our monolingual society would like us all to believe we are all living proof that bilingualism, multilingualism, multiculturalism, is, in the words of Professor Sainz, an asset and not deniability.”
Danielle Chambers - BCLAD Multiple Subject Graduate 2009
Transcript of Danielle Chambers Video
“But the real lesson that I have taken away from our professors and this credential program is that being a bilingual teacher is to be entrusted with a great responsibility, a responsibility to provide equal access to education for all children. Being a bilingual teacher is to promote social justice and to not only welcome but embrace diversity. It is to honor the student's voice and let it be heard in the classroom. I personally believe that education is the great equalizer in our world.”
“To be a bilingual teacher is be someone who promotes this idea every day in the classroom and is someone who refuses to allow language to restrict the power of education. We acknowledge the fact that we live in a global world and we need to prepare ourselves the demands of living in such a world. As students of San Diego State University we need not look far to understand this notion. To be a bilingual citizen is to open doors that would have otherwise been closed and it is to our professors that we owe this world vision.”
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