UCLA Summer Institute for Bilingual Teachers
July 8 – 19, 2019
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Earn a California Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Mandarin
Are you a credentialed in-service K-12 teacher with expertise in Mandarin/Spanish? Earn your Bilingual Authorization over your summer break!

Face-to-Face Intensive – July 8 – 19, 2019 @ UCLA 

UCLA Summer Institute for Bilingual Teachers (SIBT) meets all Bilingual Authorization course requirements, is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and is led by faculty from UCLA’s Center X in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and experts in K-12 language teacher training.

Program Structure
The UCLA SIBT begins with independent coursework, followed by ten full days of intensive academic instruction at UCLA (week one); a teaching practicum at a school site (week two); and concludes with three weeks of final assignments to be completed and submitted independently.


  • 10-Day Face-to-Face Intensive (includes microteaching experience)
  • Final Assignments

About the Program
UCLA Summer Intensive for Bilingual Teachers (SIBT) is an approved California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) program that gives K-12 educators the opportunity to earn a Bilingual Authorization in Mandarin or Spanish. Led by faculty from UCLA’s Center X in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and experts in K-12 language teacher training, this intensive enables in-service teachers to complete the requirements for the Bilingual Authorization over the summer. The SIBT program consists of three UCLA graduate-level courses that include classroom observation and a teaching practicum. 

Why Earn a California Bilingual Authorization?
With a Bilingual Authorization, K-12 educators can teach the subject area(s) covered by their primary credential (Single or Multiple Subject) in two languages.  With growing research demonstrating the benefits of bilingual education, the number of immersion language classrooms is increasing nationwide. Teachers who are qualified to teach in two languages are now in high demand. As many states have reciprocity agreements with California, teachers holding California credentials can teach in K-12 schools in other states. Out-of-state teachers should check with their state’s Department of Education to confirm if a CA credential with an English Learner Authorization is accepted.

On campus housing is available. 

Visit the Program Website for detailed information and to Register. 


In collaboration with campus, community, and international partners, the UCLA Confucius Institute supports opportunities for the study of Chinese language and culture across our region and in China. 

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