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Admission Requirements to the 48-Credit Dual Certification Program in Bilingual Early Childhood or Childhood Special Education and Bilingual Early Childhood Education or Childhood Education for applicants who do not 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 essay outlining career goals.
  4. A graded scholarly paper from either an undergraduate course or a graduate course of study previously completed.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.
  6. Evidence of having taken the New York State Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST).
  7. Successful participation in a bilingual interview.
  8. 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.
  9. Certification of placement and assurance of ability to complete all the program and course requirements.

Last modified: 8/4/2015