Department of Dual Language & English Learner Education
Departamento Dual de Lenguaje y Educación de Aprendices de Inglés (DLE)

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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: May Ovalles

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DLE Highlights

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Model Program

The model bilingual program as identified by CCTC for updating California Bilingual Teacher Education Standards.

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1st of Its Kind

We are the first statewide online/hybrid bilingual credential program.

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Largest in CA

We have the largest graduating class of Bilingual teacher educators in the state of California.


1st DL Partners

We graduated the first cohort in California of Dual Language Partners, consisting of non-bilingual educators who understand bilingual ed.


Our Programs


Video: Outstanding Graduate

Edward Bhagwandeen Discusses How He is Making a Difference

Get to know Edward Bhagwandeen, who earned the title of Outstanding Graduate, as selected by the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.


Fall 2023 Admissions

SDSU is now accepting applications for fall 2023. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details. 


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