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Graduate: Bilingual Education Extension

  • Program Overview

    Description

    The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension is a 16 credit graduate certificate program which provides the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in English and Spanish in New York State schools.

  • Admissions
     

    Admissions

    Students must have completed a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Their degree may be in any field. Each applicant must submit a personal statement that describes the applicant's special qualifications over and above those already cited on the degree application, including experience and how this program helps advance his or her professional and personal goals. In addition, a required online orientation must be completed by all applicants.

    This program will only be open to either practicing professionally licensed in-service teachers seeking additional certifications or students currently enrolled in a teaching certification program.

    In addition to the Personal Statement, candidates must also:

    • Provide official transcripts showing completion of and graduation from a master’s degree program or enrollment in such a program.
    • Either hold an initial, professional or permanent teaching certificate in any field or be enrolled in a teaching certification program.
    • Attain at least a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all graduate courses taken at any institution(s) prior to matriculation into this program.

    Complete and official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Spanish and receive a spoken proficiency ranking of Advanced Low or above.


  • Degree Requirements
     

    Degree Requirements

    Students will complete 5 courses (16 credits) in one of two pathways:

    Pathway 1: for Speech Language Pathologists

    For Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish-English Bilingual Extension

    • HXX 574 - Speech and Language Pathology in the Schools, Bilingual Clinical
    • HXX/CEF 526 - Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual Learners
    • CEF/FLA/SPN 536 - Methods of Teaching Second Language and Content to Bilingual Students
    • SPN 505 - Hispanic Dialectology & Sociolinguistics, or LIN 542 – Sociolinguistics, or LIN 532 - Second Language Acquisition
    • SPN 506 – Bilingualism, or LIN 541-Bilingualism

    OR

    Pathway 2: for Teachers  

    For: English; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science; Physics; Social Sciences, Spanish-English Bilingual Extension

    • CEF/FLA 574 - Bilingual Education in the Schools
    • HXX/CEF 526 - Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual Learners
    • CEF/FLA/SPN 536 - Methods of Teaching Second Language and Content to Bilingual Students
    • SPN 505 - Hispanic Dialectology & Sociolinguistics, or LIN 542 - Sociolinguistics, or LIN 532 -  Second Language Acquisition
    • SPN 506 – Bilingualism, or LIN 541 - Bilingualism
  • Facilities

    Facilities

    Courses may be offered at Stony Brook University and/or at specific contracted offsite locations.

  • Faculty
  • Contact

    Advanced Graduate Certificate: Bilingual Education Extension

    Faculty Director and Academic Advisor:
    Sarah Jourdain, PhD
    School of Professional Development
    Email: Sarah.Jourdain@stonybrook.edu
    Telephone: (631) 632-9478

    Degree Awarded:
    Advanced Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension

    Website:
    https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/spd/bilingual/

    Application:
    https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/spd/bilingual/admissions

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