Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators

Candidates in the Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators (SABE) program earn a bilingual authorization that can be added to any California teaching credential. This authorization allows teachers to provide instruction in students’ primary language (Spanish) and English.

The SABE Program is well-positioned and committed to addressing and supporting the diverse instructional and educational needs of emergent bilingual students by providing a high quality, effective and culturally responsive teacher preparation education program

The SABE Program’s primary goals include bilingualism, biliteracy, cross-cultural understanding, and high academic achievement for emergent bilinguals. The program is designed to provide opportunities for candidates to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective bilingual education teachers. Program graduates will create responsive and inclusive learning environments for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Earning this authorization allows teachers to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving and increasingly multicultural society.

Grounded in a rigorous, inquiry-based clinical practice model emphasizing Cal Poly’s “learn-by-doing” approach, the program prepares candidates to meet the following goals:

  • Link education theory and classroom practice to effectively design learning environments, curriculum, and instructional practices that foster the success of bilingual learners
  • Convey to a diverse student population the importance of recognizing and employing language and culture as resources
  • Prepare teachers that are responsive to the needs of their students
  • Strive for equity in schools and society through collaborative efforts with K-12 schools, families, and other educational partners

EDUC S433 Foundations of Bilingual Education

Fall 2020

History, theories, and practices associated with contemporary bilingual education in California and the U.S. Observation and limited teaching in bilingual classrooms. Approximately one-half of the class taught in Spanish. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Admission to the Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators (SABE) Program.

9/17/20 - 12/12/20
Instructor - TBD
4 Units
$1,068
Online - Asynchronous

EDUC S423 Bilingual Literacy

Winter 2021

Patterns of classroom organization, application of reading programs, approaches, methods in English and Spanish, and supervised field experiences in elementary classrooms with bilingual students. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Admission to the Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators (SABE) Program.

1/4/21 - 3/22/21
Instructor - TBD
4 Units
$1,068
Online - Asynchronous

EDUC S405 Social, Historical and Cultural Influences on Latino/a Students in Education

Spring 2021

Social, cultural, historical, political, economic, and educational factors and systems in Latin America and the United States that have contributed to and shaped Latino/a individual and group identity. How factors affect individual acculturation in California and the United States and influence how Latino/as experience and participate with schooling in the United States. Course may be offered in classroom-based or online format. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 with a grade of B or better; or appropriate score on placement exam; or consent of instructor.

3/29/21 - 6/13/20
Instructor - TBD
4 Units
$1,068
Online - Asynchronous

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