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Advanced Certificate: Bilingual Extension—Intensive Teacher Institute

This program is designed for Birth-grade 12 teachers who already possess New York State certification in the areas listed in Sequences 1-4 below, and who seek a bilingual extension to teach that subject in the native language as well as in English. The Advanced Certificate: Bilingual Extension consists of four sequences:

  • Sequence 1 (12 credits): For candidates seeking a bilingual extension to New York State certification in early childhood education, childhood education, or Literacy Birth-grade 6 at the early childhood or childhood level.
  • Sequence 2 (15 credits): For candidates seeking a bilingual extension to New York State certification in teaching children with disabilities at the early childhood or childhood level.
  • Sequence 3 (12 credits): For candidates seeking a bilingual extension to New York State certification in middle childhood education, adolescence education, or Literacy grades 5-12 at the middle childhood or adolescence education level.
  • Sequence 4 (15 credits): For candidates seeking a bilingual extension to New York State certification in teaching children with disabilities at the middle childhood or adolescence education level.

Admission Requirements

  1. Possess a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  2. For Sequence 1, possess New York State certification in early childhood education, childhood education, or literacy Birth-grade 6 at the early childhood or childhood level
  3. For Sequence 2, possess New York State certification in teaching children with disabilities at the early childhood or childhood level.
  4. For Sequence 3, possess New York State certification in middle childhood education, adolescence education, or literacy grades 5-12 at the middle childhood or adolescence education level.
  5. For Sequence 4, possess New York State certification in teaching children with disabilities at the middle childhood or adolescence education level.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to pursue graduate study successfully by having an undergraduate index of B or a master's degree.
  7. Demonstrate the study of a language and culture other than English (12 credits) or an equivalent experience.
  8. Submit one (1) letter of recommendation.
  9. Demonstrate the study of cultural perspectives of one or more bilingual populations (at least 3 credits). Candidates may take ESC 769 or another course selected in consultation with the adviser to meet this requirement.
  10. Participate in an interview which requires producing a writing sample in English and in the native language.
  11. Satisfy appropriate voice, speech, and hearing standards.
  12. Meet additional departmental admission requirements, if any.
  13. If conditionally admitted, make up requirements starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

Certificate Requirements

Students must consult with an adviser in the Advanced Certificate: Bilingual Extension program before beginning their studies. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their graduate program with the adviser. To successfully complete the program, students must complete the curriculum as outlined below for Sequence 1 (12 credits), 2 (15 credits), 3 (12 credits), or 4 (15 credits).

Candidates for the bilingual extension are expected to pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) before completing nine (9) program credits or the first two semesters of matriculation.

Curriculum

Sequence 1: Bilingual Extension: Early Childhood/Childhood General Education

EBS 701 (3), EDE/EDC 727 (3), EDE/EDC 738 (3), EDE/EDC 739 (3)

TOTAL: 12 credits

Sequence 2: Bilingual Extension: Early Childhood/Childhood Special Education

EBS 701 (3), EDE/EDC 727 (3), EDE/EDC 738 (3), EDE/EDC 739 (3), EBS 741 (3)

TOTAL: 15 credits

Sequence 3: Bilingual Extension: Middle and High School General Education

ESC 757 (3), ESC 759 (3), ESC 761 (3), ESC 763 (3)

TOTAL: 12 credits

Sequence 4: Bilingual Extension: Middle and High School Special Education

ESC 757 (3), ESC 759 (3), ESC 761 (3), ESC 763 (3), EBS 741 (3)

TOTAL: 15 credits

Last modified: 7/14/2014