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 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.

Registration is now open for the 2019 CIELO ELD/STEM Summer Institute, Grades 3-6

2019 CIELO ELD/STEM Summer Institute will offer pre-service teachers, local in-service teachers, and paraprofessionals an engaging, resource-rich training with research-based tools and instructional methods and approaches easily transferrable to any content area in the classroom.

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Announcement of New Multiple Subject CSET Waiver Program

The Liberal Studies Program at Chico is now an elementary subject matter waiver program. Graduates from 2006 and after are eligible to apply for a waiver request form in lieu of passing the Multiple Subject CSETs.  Read eligibility requirements and request a letter. For any additional questions please email lbst1@csuchico.edu or call 530-898-5802

2018-2019 CBEST and CSET Testing Dates