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Admission Requirements to the 42-Credit Certification Program in Bilingual Early Childhood or Childhood Special Education for applicants who already possess New York State certification:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade average of 3.0.
  3. An Initial or Professional New York State Certificate in teaching at the Early Childhood or Childhood developmental level.
  4. An essay outlining career goals.
  5. A graded scholarly paper from either an undergraduate course or a graduate course of study previously completed.
  6. Two letters of recommendation.
  7. Evidence of having taken the New York State Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST).
  8. Successful participation in a bilingual interview.
  9. A successful on-site written sample in a language other than English; or score in the NYS Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA). At this time Spanish will be the only language accepted.

Last modified: 8/4/2015