Secondary Education

World Language Teaching Credentials

CSUN offers the California Preliminary Single-Subject Credential in several world languages. These authorize the teaching of the languages listed below in departmentalized classes in grades K-12.

World Language-Credentials in the following languages:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

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World Languages-Education Faculty

Maureen Sloan

Maureen Sloan’s responsibilities include leading the student-teaching seminars for world language-candidates and supervising world language-student teachers in their student-teaching assignment. Maureen started her career in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she taught for 25 years. She has taught English as a Second Language at the middle school level, Spanish at both middle and high schools, and U.S. history (sheltered English and in Spanish) at both middle and high schools. While at the middle school, Maureen was also bilingual coordinator for several years. She has been a presenter at conferences for ESL and world language teachers. For three years she was part of the professional development seminar team at LA STARS, the Los Angeles area arm of the California World Language Project, based at Occidental College. Maureen has worked at CSUN since 2005, as a University Supervisor and leader of seminars for student teachers. Outside of teaching, her passions include her grandchildren, keeping up with the selections of her two book clubs, and gourmet cooking as a member of a gourmet dinner club that has been in existence for over 40 years.

For more information about CSUN’s world language-credential programs, contact Julie Gainsburg at