Teacher and Author
Kindergarten teacher and co-author of the children’s book, What Would the World Be Without Latinos? Leon has taught in elementary, middle, and high school, but “kinder has my heart,” she says.
The Bilingual Education Authorization is committed to preparing strong Spanish-bilingual teachers as advocates for Bilingual Education.
Teachers with Bilingual Authorization are in high demand for teaching positions in the Bay Area and throughout California. The Bilingual Authorization in Spanish is open to candidates who satisfy language proficiency requirements. Candidates for a Bilingual Authorization must hold a prerequisite teaching credential or be recommended for an acceptable teaching credential simultaneously. The following credentials are acceptable as prerequisite or simultaneous teaching authorizations: Single Subject, Multiple Subjects or Education Specialist teaching credentials or the equivalent. Students must demonstrate satisfactory language proficiency competence prior to enrolling in Bilingual Authorization courses. The Bilingual Authorization can be combined with any of our Teacher Education programs as well as our Special Education Master's program.
Bilingual Authorization candidates are required to pass the USF Bilingual Authorization exam and take two additional courses alongside their credential program.
Fall only: Language & Culture of Emphasis - Spanish
Spring only: Methods & Materials in the Language of Emphasis - Spanish