The local Dual Language Certificate is a program within the Master's of Arts (MA) in Education-General Option program so that candidates completing the DL program can apply their courses towards a MA in Education-General Option - a 30-unit degree program. Candidates can complete the local DL Certificate coursework in two to four semesters. The DL Certificate courses will be offered fully online in order to include a wider representation of candidates from various communities.
For candidates seeking the Dual Language Certificate only, open university enrollment is available through Extended Learning.
The learning outcomes are addressed throughout the four classes.
Candidates will understand, analyze, and reflect on the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to Dual Language Education through:
Dr. Ana Hernández is Associate Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education and Coordinator of the Bilingual Authorization Program, Dual Language Certificate, and Multicultural Specialist Certificate in the School of Education. She earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Joint Doctoral Program at the University of California in San Diego and CA State University San Marcos. Her research examines issues of equitable teaching practices and cross-cultural competence in dual language education. Dr. Hernández taught for 32 years in California public schools as a bilingual/dual language teacher in grades K-8th. She is one of the founders of the Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) and served as the President of the organization for four years and a board member for over 10. In addition, Dr. Hernández is a national trainer for dual language programs and involved in bilingual teacher preparation through Global Learning Networks.
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