Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE)


The Department of Dual Language & English Learner Education (DLE) prepares bilingual and cross-cultural teachers, administrators, and other educators who are reflective and transformational practitioners in addressing the needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse learners through collaboration with schools, families and community.

DLE Highlights

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1st Program of Its Kind
We are the first statewide online/hybrid bilingual credential program.
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Largest Program in CA
We have the largest graduating class of Bilingual teacher educators in the state of CA.
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Model Bilingual Program
CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) identified DLE as the Model Bilingual Program for updating CA Bilingual Teacher Education Standards.
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1st Cohort of DL Partners
We graduated the first cohort in California of Dual Language Partners, consisting of non-bilingual educators who understand bilingual education.

Our Programs

Undergraduate Foreign Language Requirement Courses
Bilingual Credential
Bilingual Credential
Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Bilingual Added Authorization
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Get to know Edward Bhagwandeen, who earned the title of Outstanding Graduate, as selected by the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.


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Prospective Students
SDSU is now accepting applications for fall 2024. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.
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Teaching Credential

Fees will be reimbursed/refunded automatically as soon as state contracts are approved. No additional steps needed. Visit link for more information.

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DLE has a new website including a Spanish version! Just click on the "Español" button in the header to switch languages.

Contact Us

Sera Hernández
Dr. Sera Hernández, Department Chair
Department Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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