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Department of Dual Language & English Learner Education

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.

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Department Chair: Margarita Machado Casas
Department Coordinator: Yvette Garcia

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The Model Bilingual Program

As identified by CCTC for updating CA Bilingual Teacher Education Standards.

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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.


1st Cohort of DL Partners

We graduated the first cohort in CA of Dual Language Partners. Non-bilingual educators who understand bilingual ed.


Fall 2021 Admissions

SDSU will begin accepting applications for fall 2021 on October 1, 2020. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

Welcome back to our DLE familia!!

Introducing our new tenure track faculty. Dr. Melissa Navarro. She earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in K-12 education and equity from the Joint Ph.D. Program in Education. She was recently selected to be a scholar for the Quantitative Research Methods for STEM Education Program, an NSF-funded project offered by the University of Maryland, College Park, aimed at building capacity in STEM Education research. Her experiences as an immigrant 6th grade student from Tijuana, México, inspired her path as an educator who understands bilingual learners.
Hobbies: I like to color and have tons of shiny pens and coloring books. I enjoy listening to music and dancing. And I love to travel.
Fun Facts: I taught English in China one summer.
Favorite Quote: "Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."  -- Paulo Freire

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