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Bilingual Education Extension

Advanced Graduate Certificate

Stony Brook University’s 16-credit advanced graduate certificate leads to the NYSED Bilingual Education Extension Annotation and is offered ON CAMPUS ONLY.

The program is designed for fluent, bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers who hold an appropriate NYSED certificate. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in English and Spanish in New York State schools.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of 16 credits, distributed among the areas listed below. Credits for each course are noted. All requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student.

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

Pathway 1: For Speech Language Pathologists  (Renee Fabus, Director)

For Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish-English Bilingual Extension

  • HHS 574 Speech and Language Pathology in the Schools, Bilingual Clinical (4 credits)
  • HHS/CEF 526 Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual  Learners (3 credits)
  • CEF/FLA/SPN 536 Methods of Teaching Second Language and Content to Bilingual  Students (3 credits)
  • SPN 505 Hispanic Dialectology & Sociolinguistics, or LIN 542 Sociolinguistics, or LIN 532 Second Language  Acquisition (3 credits)
  • SPN 506 Bilingualism, or LIN  541 Bilingualism (3 credits)


Pathway 2: For Teachers  (Selene Yoel, Advisor)

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

  • CEF/FLA 574 Bilingual Education in the Schools (4 credits)
  • CEF 526 Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual  Learners (3 credits)
  • CEF/FLA/SPN 536 Methods of Teaching Second Language and Content to Bilingual  Students (3 credits)
  • SPN 505 Hispanic Dialectology & Sociolinguistics, or LIN 542 Sociolinguistics, or LIN 532 Second Language  Acquisition (3 credits)

*For information about the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology visit



  • Teacher Certification

    Teacher Certification

    Unlike traditional models, Stony Brook does not have a free-standing education school. Instead, we have developed a "distributed model" in which the individual teacher education programs are housed in the relevant academic departments. This allows students to take advantage of the strengths of these academic departments, while overall responsibility for the administration of programs lies with Distributed Teacher and Leader Education (D-TALE) program. 

    For more information about teacher and leader education and certification programs at Stony Brook University, visit D-TALE.

  • Master's Options

    Master's Options

    For those students who would prefer to continue their graduate education and pursue an additional master's degree, all of the courses in this program can be applied to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.  "SPN" courses may be applied to the Master of Arts in Spanish.  

    A separate application is required. Prospective students should contact the respective directors of each master's program for more before they complete 12 credits.

  • Tuition and Financial Information

    Tuition and Financial Information

    Cost of Attendance
    Tuition and fee information can be found on the Bursar's website.

    Payment Plan
    Stony Brook recognizes the need for helping students manage the expenses of higher education. To this end, the University offers a Time Option Payment Plan (TOPP), a program that allows students to make equal and consecutive payments throughout the year.

    Financial Aid
    For information on financial aid options, contact the Stony Brook Office of Financial Aid at (631) 632-6840, or visit the Financial Aid website

  • Admissions


    Admissions Requirements

    • Candidates must hold a master's degree, or be enrolled in a master's degree program, from an accredited institution of higher education
    • Candidates must be practicing, professionally licensed, in-service teachers seeking an additional certification or those currently enrolled in a teaching certification program
    • Candidates must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 (Exceptions may occasionally be made with appropriate documentation and at the discretion of the director of the program)
    • ACTFL OPI rating in Spanish of Advanced Low or above

    candidates will submit

        • Transcripts showing completion of a master's degree program or enrollment in such a program. Candidates currently enrolled in a master's degree program are also to submit undergraduate transcripts. Transcripts must be sent electronically from the issuing istitution to
        • Evidence of initial, professional or permanent teaching certification (or enrollment in a program leading to such a certification).
        • A personal statement describing the candidate's experience and this program's role in advancing the candidate's professional goals.
        • Proof of an official ACTFL OPI rating in Spanish of "Advanced Low" or above.

    Important Note: To expedite the application and admissions process, please upload and/or send all materials to the SPD contact as required by your program at the time of submission of your application. Please do not send any SPD application materials to the Graduate School.


    Our priority deadline for Fall admission is July 15. 

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  • Contact Information

    Contact Us

    Selen Yoel

    Selene Yoel, SLPD-CCC-SLP-BE/ MA TESOL

    Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist & ESL Educator

    TESOL Cohort and Bilingual  Education Extension Programs

    CR-ITI Grant Program

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    Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH

    Associate Professor
    Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department

    Founder/Program Director
    Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology *

    Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Bilingual Education (in Speech-Language Pathology only)



     * The Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700