Credential Office

Bilingual Added Authorization Program

Bilingual Added Authorization (Armenian, Korean and Spanish)

Bilingual Authorization authorizes the holder to provide the following instruction to English learners:

  • Instruction for English Language Development (ELD)
  • Instruction for Primary Language Development
  • Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE)
  • Content Instruction Delivered in the Primary Language

For detailed information please refer to the CTC website

Admission Requirements

You may be required to submit two online applications.  For the Credential Program application we encourage you to start early and be prepared to scan and upload documents.

1. University Application
Complete the California State University application at Cal State Apply. There is a $70 application fee.  
This application is not required if currently enrolled as a CSUN graduate student.
2. Credential Program Application
All candidates must submit a separate online credential program application along with a nonrefundable $50.00 application fee (an additional $1.38 service fee will be accessed at checkout).

3. Transcripts –  Official transcripts from each institution you have attended (including community colleges) must be submitted with your University application. If you are a CSUN graduate, the only transcripts you are required to submit are for any other post baccalaureate coursework that you have completed at another institution. 

Electronic transcripts:

  • In your previous school’s transcript ordering system, choose "CSU Northridge" as the recipient. If this option is not available, use as the recipient email address.
  • If submitting California community college transcripts, please review eTranscript California and use this convenient system.
  • If you are a CSUN graduate, the only transcripts you are required to submit are for any other post baccalaureate coursework that you have completed at another institution.
  • Both Graduate Admissions and the Credentials Office will have access to your electronic transcripts, so no duplicates are needed.
  • Please do not send identical, duplicate electronic and paper transcripts!

Paper transcripts:

  • If your previous school(s) do not supply electronic transcripts, have official paper copies of your transcripts sent in unopened envelopes to:
California State University, Northridge
Office of the Registrar
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207
4. Valid Credential - Upload a copy of an appropriate valid California teaching or services credential. English learner authorization is required either as part of your valid credential or by CLAD Certificate. 


Currently Admitted - Individuals currently admitted to the CSUN Traditional Single Subject, Multiple Subject or Education Specialist credential program may request concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Added Authorization Program. 

Candidates in any credential program other than the Traditional Program must be approved for the concurrent program by their Program Coordinator (ACT, Intern, FYI/JYI, ITEP, or Dual). 

5. Language Proficiency - Documentation of one of the following is required for admission:

      > *Passage of CSET LOTE II (Armenian) or CSET LOTE III (Korean or Spanish)

      > College or high school transcript (3 years or more) from a country where the target language is spoken

      > College major in Armenian, Korean or Spanish

*Important Note: All candidates must pass the appropriate CSET LOTE subtest prior to credential recommendation. Interns must meet this requirement prior to entering the intern program.  For those completing the Bilingual Added Authorization concurrently with their credential program, CSET LOTE must be passed prior to student teaching.  Official scores must be sent directly form Evaluation Systems to CSUN.  If you did not request the official scores to be sent to CSUN you will need to upload a copy to the Credential online program application. 

Program Requirements

Coursework and Testing
Program Type
Bilingual Methods Class
Culture Specific Class
Language Proficiency
EED 525/SED 525BL
Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching (3)
ARMN 440
Armenian American Child and the Schools (3)
Passage of CSET LOTE II
Korean EED 525/SED 525BLBilingual and Bicultural Teaching (3) SED 516KOLTeaching the Bilingual and Bicultural Child: Korean American (3) Passage of CSET LOTE IIIKorean
EED 525/SED 525BLBilingual and Bicultural Teaching (3)
CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3) or CHS 431 The Chicano Adolescent (3)
Passage of CSET LOTE III

Courses may be taken in any order.  Only CSUN courses listed here are acceptable; other CSUN courses will not be considered for substitutions.  All coursework must meet the catalog requirement of not being older than seven years a the completion of the program.

Fieldwork/Student Teaching

 Individuals in a pre-credential model are required to provide tutoring or small group instruction in a bilingual setting using their target language and whenever possible should also be placed in a bilingual classroom for one semester of student teaching.

 Individuals in a post-credential model are required to provide tutoring or small group instruction in a bilingual setting using their target language. They will be evaluated by the site and university supervisor using an instrument developed by the program.

Additional Requirements

Contact Information and Advisement

For questions regarding the program application process, please contact the Credential Office at (818) 677-2733 or

For program advisement, please contact Dr. Marlene Batista at 818.522.3332 or

Program Completion Process

Information regarding how to apply to have the Bilingual Authorization added to your existing credential document can be found on our website

IMPORTANT! Before beginning the online application, make sure you are not logged into the CSUN portal.  All required documents must be uploaded with your online application do not mail or fax any documents.  The only item that should be mailed are transcripts, if applicable.

Application & Submission Guide

Please read our application guide fully, then check the box below to proceed to submit your application.

This guide will also assist you during the application submission process. If you experience issues while completing your application, refer back to the guide prior to contacting the Credential Office.