The Council on Bilingual Teacher Educator Preparation (CBEP) convenes teacher educators across CSU campuses to coordinate, collaborate, and recruit teacher candidates for their campuses’ respective teacher education programs.
Bilingual teachers build on students’ home and community languages and cultures to promote healthy academic identities and multilingual academic excellence. A Bilingual Authorization is needed to teach in California’s growing number of Dual Language Immersion programs.
The California State University system develops teachers who can prepare public school children and youth to participate, and lead, in a multicultural, multilingual society. In California, teachers wishing to provide multilingual instruction to English Learners (ELs) can add Bilingual Authorizations to valid California Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist credentials. Bilingual teachers develop TK-12 students’ first and second languages in the subjects and grade levels authorized by their credentials.
The California Department of Education’s Global California 2030 initiative aims to develop students who can participate, and lead, in a multicultural, multilingual society. Through the Council on Bilingual Teacher Educator Preparation (CBEP), CSU campuses are working together to enact the vision articulated in the Global California 2030 initiative.