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Teaching Credential Programs

Earn a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong

The Fresno State Spanish/Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP) trains future teachers with the skills needed to support linguistically and culturally diverse students with the following:

  • Skills in primary language (Spanish or Hmong)
  • Skills in Language Development (ELD) in grades K-8, including preschool
  • Skills in Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies in self-contained classes
  • Skills in building multicultural knowledge in order to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities


In addition to the required coursework for the Multiple Subject Credential, Bilingual Authorization candidates are to take the following courses for either Spanish or Hmong.

It is highly recommended that all BAP classes be completed prior to entering the credential program, with the exception of the classes with an asterisk.


Starting Fall 2021, the Spanish bilingual authorization pathway will now be three courses.

Course Units
CI 135: Sociopolitical/cultural context of Latina/o/x Education (offered Spring 2022) 3
LEE 136*: Teaching Content in Spanish 3
LEE 137: Spanish language and literacy (offered Fall 2021) 3
Total Units 9

*Courses to be taken while enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential program. 


Course Units
HMONG 100 Intermediate Hmong Reading 3
HMONG 101 Advanced Hmong Composition 3
LEE 129 Hmong in Bilingual Schools 3
ANTH 123 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
LING 121 Hmong Language, Culture and Identity


LEE 135* Teaching Content in Hmong 3
Total Units 15

*Courses to be taken while enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential program.