Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

Temporary Virtual Services

The physical office for the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies is closed until further notice and we will be delivering services via phone or online. If you are a current student or are interested in learning more about the program, please use the contacts below.

For general questions, please email Jonni Dungan, jdungan@csuchico.edu. For questions about the bilingual credential program, please email Nora McKay, naguilarmckay@csuchico.edu. We will promptly respond to your emails.

Thank you for helping us continue to serve you.

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 39 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 1,271,150 English Learners, 20.4% of the total student enrollment (California Department of Education, Education Demographics Unit, 2018).

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.

Strategies

2021 CIELO ELD/STEM Summer Institute, Grades K-6

The CIELO Leadership Team delivered a 5-day virtual 2021 CIELO ELD/STEM Summer Institute, Grades K-6, June 14-18, 2021. The virtual summer Institute continued the CIELO Project’s focus on:

  • Developing and deliver standards-based linguistically and culturally sustaining lessons
  • Integrating the STEM disciplines with a focus on sustainability
  • Engaging in culturally sustaining project-based learning
  • Incorporating an inquiry approach to instruction
  • Increase Spanish vocabulary in Mathematics and Science for TWI schools

2021 CBEST and CSET Testing Dates