Online Advanced Certificate Post Baccalaureate in Bilingual Education Extension — Intensive Teacher Institute — Clinically Rich Program, Grades 5 - 12 
School of Education
Online Format: Online Mix (synchronous & asynchronous)

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online
  • Affordable Tuition
  • No GRE required
  • Program completion possible in 12 months
  • Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty who are experts in the field of bilingual education.
  • Courses taught by dedicated, multilingual faculty

Program Description and Career Opportunities
This online program is designed for New York State-certified teachers, grades 5-12, who are bilingual in English and a Home Language other than English and who seek a bilingual extension to teach in both languages. All certifications are eligible except ESOL and World Languages. Lehman will recommend program graduates to NYSED upon successful completion of the BEA exam.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate or master’s degree index of at least 3.0.
  • New York State early childhood or childhood teacher certification grades grade 5-12.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English and in the home language other than English by completing an interview and career essays in both languages.
  • Have successfully completed a course in multicultural or cultural perspectives (at least 3 credits). Candidates may take ESC 769 or another course selected in consultation with the advisor to meet this requirement.
  • Meet additional Department, College, and State requirements, if any.

The cost per credit hour is $470 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadlines

Fall semester

  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): March 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: April 15
  • Final Deadline: May 15

Spring semester

  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): October 15
  • Regular Deadline: November 15
  • Final Deadline: December 15

Contact Program Coordinator 
Joye Smith, Ed.D., Associate Professor