Single Subject Credential: English Learner Authorization (ELA) and Bilingual Authorization in Spanish and Hmong


The Single Subject Bilingual Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential (BCLAD) authorizes the holder to provide instruction in primary language to English learners in content-specific bilingual instructional settings most commonly found in secondary schools, grades 7-12. Students with fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and other target languages in California may earn a Single Subject Bilingual/Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis credential. Single Subject BCLAD candidates receive the same preparation to teach English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) as Single Subject candidates receiving the ELA-Enhanced credential. However, the Single Subject BCLAD emphasis credential requires additional coursework, passage of target language and ethno-history exams, and appropriate bilingual student teaching placements.


The current catalog is being updated. Please refer to the course sequence below for requirements.

Course Sequence

Review the courses required to complete the degree.

Additional Information

For Spanish: ETHN 100 and ETHN 131 (or approved equivalents) which can be completed as part of the candidate’s B.A./B.S. or during the credential program AND EDUC175, which is taken during the credential program.

For Hmong: ETHN 100 and ETHN110 (or approved equivalents) and EDUC 172 which can be completed as part of the candidate’s B.A./B.S. or during the credential program.

All candidates seeking the Bilingual Authorization must document 60 hours of experience with the target population and pass the CSET LOTE – Language Examination Test.

For further information about the Bilingual Authorization, please contact:
Equity Coordinator
Phone: (916) 278-4324
Office: Eureka Hall 436

Learning Outcomes

Teacher preparation programs in California are governed by a set of program standards (CTC Standards: Educator Preparation) and a set of performance outcomes (for multiple and single subject candidates, see the California Teaching Performance Expectations [pdf] and for education specialists, see pages 38-47 of the EDS Program Standards, 2013

In addition to these learner outcomes, defined for all programs by the state of California, our programs also adhere to the outcomes implicit in our department Mission and Vision statement.


Academic and Program Services
(916) 278-6639
Eureka Hall 401

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