The Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL

in the School of Education prepare teachers for service in a culturally and linguistically diverse society, with the goal of developing and supporting proficiency and literacy in students' native languages and in additional (second) languages.

Undergraduate Program:

Graduate Programs:

  • Bilingual Childhood Education*
    (Grades 1-6)
  • Bilingual Education*
  • Bilingual Extension*
    (pairs with another certification)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    (Grades PreK-12/Adult)

Grant Programs:

*Bilingual Programs are generally offered for Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Haitian Creole. Please check with the program director regarding bilingual programs in other languages, especially Arabic, Bengali, French, Hebrew, Korean, Russian, and Yiddish.

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  • Deadline for Spring 2020 Admission Applications: October 15, 2019.
  • In-person advising for new, continuing and non-matriculated students:
          Fall 2019: Tuesday, August 20 from 12-5PM in the North Academic Center, Room 4/204
  • Prospective Graduate Student Information Session: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5:30-6:30PM in North Academic Center, Room 6/207C
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Tatyana Kleyn
Program Director

North Academic Center
Room 4/211B
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212-650-5328
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