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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension

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.

Faculty Directors and Academic Advisor:

Sarah Jourdain, PhD
Sarah.Jourdain@stonybrook.edu
(631) 632-9478

Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH
Faculty , Pathway 1Language Pathology
Renee.Fabus@stonybrook.edu
Telephone: (631) 638-0502

Robert M. Mangione, EdD
Advisor, Pathway 2 for Teachers
Robert.Mangione@stonybrook.edu
(631) 632-7066

Certificate 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

 


Admissions

Students must have completed a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.1. 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.


Facilities

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


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
  • HHS/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  (Robert Mangione, Advisor)

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

      • CEF/FLA 574 Bilingual Education in the  Schools
      • 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

Bilingualism Faculty
  • Renee Fabus, PhD
  • Sarah Jourdain, PhD

NOTE: The course descriptions for this program can be found on the program's website