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 twenty years. The mission of the Center is to direct all issues of culture and language within the College of Communcation and Education. The Center prepares professionals to serve California's 1, 442,492 English Learners -24.7% of the total student enrollment- (California Department of Education, Education Demographics Unit, 1999). Cultural and linguistic differences are viewed as assets which provide our society with unlimited resources.

The Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies includes CSU, Chico's Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) Professional Preparation Program, the Linguistic and Culturally Diverse Learners Option for the MA in Education, the Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate program, and the Korean Teacher Summer Institute. It also collaborates closely with the Teacher Recruiment Program (TRP) and 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 English Learners (ELs). Cultural and linguistic differences are viewed as assets which provide our society with unlimited resources."

 

Center for Bilingual/ Multicultural Studies
El Centro de Estudios Bilingues/Multiculturales
College of Communication and Education
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0444
(530) 898-4026

 
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