Appendix C: Program Capacity and Institutional Commitment

Bilingual Authorization Program

CCTC Alignment Matrix

Faculty Qualifications

Ana K. Soltero Lopez 

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree UCLA 
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate Urban education and race and ethnic studies
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
LEE 136
LEE 137
Years at institution 4

Teresa Huerta 

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Harvard 
Year Degree Granted 2002
Field/Specialization Certificate Teaching curriculum, and learning environments, school administration, teaching credential
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
LEE 281
LEE 284
Years at institution 15

Vicky Xiong-Lor

Current Rank/Title Lecturer 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Fresno State
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational leadership, mathematics education, teaching credential 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 129
LEE 135 
Years at institution 6

Josie Bustos

Current Rank/Title Lecturer 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno State
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Multicultural and multilingual education and teaching credential 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
LEE 137
Years at institution 5

Scott Merrill

Current Rank/Title Lecturer 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno State
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Multicultural and multilingual education and teaching credential 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159 
LEE 136
LEE 137
Years at institution 2

Bernadette Vazquez

Current Rank/Title Clinical supervisor 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree University of Santa Monica
Year Degree Granted 2009
Field/Specialization Certificate Spiritual psychology, education administration and teaching credential 
Related Qualifications Link to Resume
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 170
EHD 178
Years at institution 4

Belen Hoyt

Current Rank/Title Clinical supervisor 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno State
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate Literacy and teaching credential
Related Qualifications Link to Resume
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 170
EHD 178
Years at institution 4

Juan Silva

Current Rank/Title Clinical supervisor 
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University 
Year Degree Granted 2008
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational leadership and management, education administration and supervision, Teaching credential
Related Qualifications Link to Resume
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 170
EHD 178
Years at institution 4

Facilities

Kremen School of Education and Human Development Building

Provides classrooms equipped with white boards, projectors, and speakers. 

INTERESC

Provides the INTERESC technology resource center that is equipped with computers, printers, and other technology needs that candidates may need.

Henry Madden Library Teacher Resource Center

Houses a collection of teaching materials for prek-12 grade classrooms. Center staff also assist students with locating teaching materials specific to their needs. 

Henry Madden Library Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature

Houses an internationally renowned research center for the study of children’s and young adult literature. Includes a focused collection on children’s literature written in other languages.

Staff Support

Ana K. Soltero Lopez 

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
BAP coordinator  1 The BAP coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, advising, professional development of candidates that is achieved by maintaining close relationships with campus staff and community partners. For example, campus staff include the dean and associate dean, academic counselors, credential analyst, program faculty, department chair, credential coordinators, clinical practice coordinators, and clinical coaches. Community partnerships include district partners, community college staff, and community organizations. 

Imelda Basurto

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Department chair  2 The department chair assists with the coordination of BAP course sections and faculty assignments each semester and also supports advocacy efforts to maintain a strong program. For example, during the 2020-2021 academic year, the chair supported the coordinator with the redesign of the Spanish pathway and the request for a tenure-track hire for the program. 

Carmen Chapman 

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Department administrative support coordinator 1 The department administrative support coordinator assists with the allotment of BAP course sections and faculty assignments each semester.

Marivel Bravo-Mendosa 

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Academic Counselor 1 The academic advisor assists with advising program students with sequencing of courses, timeline to graduation, pathway to becoming a bilingual/dual immersion teacher, and other academic needs.

Student Feedback

BAP Interest Questionnaire 

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Questionnaire was created for recruitment and advising efforts and is administered at all recruitment events electronically. It includes questions on student status (community college, undergraduate, credential, full time teacher). Once interested candidates select their appropriate status, the questionnaire directs them to specific questions. For example, for community college students, the questionnaire asks what campus they are attending, if they plan to transfer to Fresno State, anticipated major, if they plan to pursue teaching, etc. For all status options, the questionnaire also asks them to rank their perceived language skills along the four (4) domains assessed, speaking, reading, writing, and listening, to help the BAP coordinator advise them with coursework and pathways to completing the bilingual authorization. All of the data collected from this questionnaire helps with program partnerships with the Liberal Studies Program, Multiple Subject Credential Program, and counseling. In addition, understanding how new/incoming students self-perceptions of their language skills is insightful information that helps with continuous program improvement, such as ongoing conversations with program faculty to ensure program courses and support structures help candidates feel competent in their language skills.  Yes

BAP Completer Survey

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
This survey was created during the 2020-2021 academic year and disseminated among program graduates electronically in Spring 2021 to provide feedback on their experiences in the BAP and credential programs. Some sample questions included, “If you completed the BAP via coursework, please rank how each course prepared you for your career as a bilingual/dual immersion teacher,” and “Would you have liked the option to have completed your Site Visitation Project (SVP) and Teaching Sample Project (TSP) in Spanish or Hmong?” The data from this survey will be discussed in BAP committee meetings during the 2021-2022 academic year and every year thereafter to reflect and strategize how student feedback can be used to improve the experiences of current cohorts.  Yes

Course Feedback Questionnaire 

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
This survey will be created jointly among all stakeholders in the BAP advisory committee meetings during the 2021-2022 academic year. Additional plans to collect feedback from students include creating a course evaluation survey that will be disseminated after each course is completed. The purpose of this survey is to get candidate feedback on program priority areas like: 1) meeting of learning objectives, 2) balance between theory and practice, 3) practical application of course concepts and strategies to everyday classroom contexts, 4) avoiding repetition across courses, and 5) overall how well the course prepared them for careers in bilingual/dual immersion teaching. No

Student Support Services

Center for Advising and Student Services

Student advising, transcript audit, degree progress, admissions, credential applications, processing documents for federal, state and local agencies, data collection, reports and record-keeping 

Office of Clinical Practice (OCP)

Placements and coach assignments, support to Coordinators and Coaches, processes and procedures, collaboration with stakeholders

Tk20

Tk20 is Fresno State’s digital portfolio for clinical practice where student teachers log their clinical hours, submit their assignments for initial and student teaching and receive feedback from their coaches  in the Field Experience Binder, and Submit their Site Visitation PRoject and Teaching Sample Projects for the Fresno Assessment of Student Teaching (FAST) in the Portfolio Binder. 

Coordinator Advising and Mentorship

Program coordinator maintains regular contact with program candidates via listserv emails that contain information about program updates and events, professional development workshops on bilingual/dual immersion, and job opportunities. The program coordinator is also available to meet with candidates one-on-one to discuss their personal and career goals. 

Counselor Advising

Program candidates are strongly encouraged to check in regularly with their academic advisor to ensure timely completion of degree program(s). 

Central California World Language Project

The CCWLP strives to provide high quality, content-rich professional learning opportunities for K-16 world languages and dual immersion educators.  

Ensenamos En El Valle Central

Enseñamos Initiative prepares Latinx teachers who can serve students in bilingual classrooms in the Central Valley. Fresno State is collaborating with its two largest feeder community colleges—Fresno City College and Reedley College. Enseñamos collaborates with faculty, K-12 educators, and community educators to provide credential students and the community professional learning experiences.

Mini Corps

Recruits students knowledgeable about the migrant lifestyle and prepares them to assist classroom teachers in providing instructional services to migrant children who have a priority for services. 

Career Development Center

The purpose of the center is to educate, prepare and connect students for career and lifelong success. The Center offers resume writing workshops, career panels, and how to interview workshops for MS credential students. The Center also has a clothing closet where credential students can pick up professional clothing. 

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The purpose of this office is to help students navigate the financial aspects of their college experience. They assist credential students with their financial aid, grant, and scholarship questions and applications. 

CARE Team

CARE Team is a collaborative effort to identify students who are facing significant personal struggles, in distress, or students of concern that may benefit from additional support or resources. By using a community approach to foster the well-being of every student, the Fresno State community can collectively build a strong and healthy environment. The CARE team supports faculty in better supporting credential students when there are concerns about their well-being. 

Student Health and Counseling Center

The center encourages the maintenance of healthy lifestyles and provides affordable and accessible health and psychological care. During COVID-19 response the Center specifically provided free COCID-19 tests to our credential students when they experienced exposure during student teaching. 

Learning Center

The Learning Center provides students tutoring resources, academic success workshops and supplemental instruction with peers.

Henry Madden Library Technology Lending

Credential students use the study rooms, research guides, computers, various technologies, and printing services. Kremen has its own librarian assigned to support our students. The Library also provides funding for educational research and practitioner  journals as well as the Teaching Channel. 

Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is an internationally renowned research center in the Henry Madden Library at California State University Fresno. The Center is one of North America’s leading resources for the study of children’s and young adult literature. The growing collection of 70,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, original art, and papers of authors and illustrators has an international and multicultural emphasis with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Its materials are available to anyone for use in the reading area.

  • Read about our founder or our new Arne Nixon Center librarian, Suzan Alteri.
  • Find out about the various ANC Collections.
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The Arne Nixon staff assist credential students with exploring children’s literature, they host professional learning sessions with famous children’s literature authors, and engage in community projects such as murals.  

Fresno State Student Cupboard

Credential students experiencing food insecurity can pick up free food and hygiene products from the Cupboard. Students are able to choose from a variety of perishable and non-perishable items to take home to cook. Hygiene packs are distributed the third Wednesday and Thursday of the month.  

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