• Admissions Requirement & Application


  • Prerequisite Credential

    Candidates must hold or be recommended for a prerequisite credential. The prerequisite credential must include or be eligible for an English Learner authorization.  

    Acceptable prerequisite credentials include a valid California teaching credential, services credential with the added special class authorization, visiting faculty permit, child development permit (excluding assistant and associate permits), or children’s center permit, which credential or permit authorizes the holder to provide instruction to pupils in preschool, kindergarten, any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or classes primarily organized for adults, except for the following: emergency credentials or permits, exchange credentials.

    Language Proficiency

    Additionally, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish. Language proficiency may be demonstrated with passing scores on the CSET Spanish Subtest III. 


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  • Dr. Carlos R. Pagán
    Director, Literacy and Language Support
    (805) 964-4711, ext. 5436

    Melissa Garcia
    Coordinator, Language Education Services
    (805) 964-4711, ext. 5219

    Lupie Vickery
    Senior Program Assistant
    (805) 964-4711, ext. 5264