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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 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 Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST).
  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: 3/11/2014