The development of Bilingual Education in Spain has generated a new area of research at Spanish universities. Methodology and training for new teachers is essential to ensure good practices in our schools. International collaborations have the potential to further develop our work in the preparation of bilingual teachers through an exchange of research and effective classroom practices.
The diploma “Literacy in Bilingual Schools” was created through the collaboration between scholars in California and Salamanca. It is the only test review program taught by a Spanish University that helps teachers attain the Bilingual Authorization. The Bilingual Authorization certifies credentialed teachers to teach in California bilingual education settings, such as dual immersion programs, from kindergarten through high school.
In order to assess the preparedness of aspiring and current teachers for a range of subject matter areas, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) developed a series of tests: the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). These tests verify prospective K-12 teachers’ command of essential subject matter, and passing scores are among the requirements for certification. Teachers seeking to add on the Bilingual Authorization through CSET testing must past three exams: CSET Subtest III (“World Languages- Spanish”); CSET Subtest IV (“Foundations of Bilingual Education”) and Subtest V (“History and Politics of the Spanish Speaking World”).
The diploma “Literacy in Bilingual Schools” focuses on teachers’ preparation to take two of the three subtests required for the Bilingual Authorization: CSET Subtest IV (“Foundations of Bilingual Education”) and Subtest V (“History and Politics of the Spanish Speaking World”). Course content also includes evidence-based instructional approaches for developing bilingualism and biliteracy in K-12 students.
Designed for both California credentialed teachers and teacher candidates, this summer session in Spain provides introductory/review sessions for the CSET Spanish Exams Subtest IV (“Foundations of Bilingual Education”) and Subtest V (“History and Politics of the Spanish Speaking World”). Course content also includes evidence-based instructional approaches for developing bilingualism and biliteracy in K-12 students. Participants will receive 15 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) from Universidad de Salamanca.
This course will enhance the possibilities of starting a carree in bilingual education. It will help understand the theoretical principles of bilingual standards and help implement teaching skills in the bilingual classroom.
Requirement to be admitted:
Pre-registration deadline 25th February (just fill in and send the pre-gistration form). Pre-registration fee deadline once the candidate has been accepted 5th April. Deadline for full registration 1st May.
Compulsory to send copy of degree and scanned copy of ID or passport.
The department in charge of certification verification is: Negociado de Títulos Propios Hospedería Fonseca, Calle Fonseca nº 2, 1º, 37002 Salamanca Tf: 923294500. ext. 1173 – 1176 E-mail: email@example.com If you have further questions, please write to Director of the Program María Eugenia Díaz Sánchez firstname.lastname@example.org