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Advanced Certificate: Bilingual Extension

This program is designed for Birth to 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. Applicants for the Advanced Certificate: Bilingual Extension include:

Sequence 1 (12 credits): Those 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): Those 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): Those 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): Those seeking a bilingual extension to New York State certification in teaching children with disabilities at the middle childhood or adolescence education level.

For more information, visit the Graduate Bulletin

Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) scholarship programs for bilingual classroom teachers

(15 credits each, plus any prerequisites):

The ITI scholarship covers most of the cost of tuition. Candidates are responsible for the balance of their tuition as well as any college fees. To qualify for these programs, candidates MUST already be employed as bilingual classroom teachers in New York State and must be pre-approved by the Intensive Teacher Institute-BOCES. 

For more information contact: Dr. Joye Smith