Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

The Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies has successfully addressed the issues of professional preparation for teachers of language minority and culturally diverse students for the past thirty-seven years. The mission of the Center is to direct all issues of culture and language within the College of Communication and Education. The Center prepares professionals to serve California's 1, 332,405 English Learners -21.4% of the total student enrollment- (California Department of Education, Education Demographics Unit, 2017).

The Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies includes CSU, Chico's Bilingual Authorization Professional Preparation Program, the MA in Education, Teaching English Learners Pattern, various grant programs, and the Korean Institute. It also collaborates closely with the California Mini-Corps Program.

Mission Statement:

The Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies directs issues of culture and language within the College of Communication and Education. The Center prepares professionals to serve California's Emergent Bilinguals/English Learners. Cultural and linguistic differences are viewed as assets which provide our society with unlimited resources.