Certificate / Extension
Graduate students can pick up program planning sheets from the
If you have problems accessing the program planning sheet please go to the Associate Dean's Office, North Academic Center, Room 3/213.
Bilingual Childhood Education
Bilingual Childhood teachers teach all content subjects (math, science, social studies, etc.) in English and/or another language. The program in Bilingual Childhood Education leads to a Master of Science in Education and a recommendation for New York State initial certification as a teacher of grades 1-6 (approx ages 6-12), as well as a Bilingual Extension in Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Chinese. Additional languages are also available.
Stream A: For students who hold Initial Certification and a Bilingual Extension (31 credits)
Stream C: For students who seek Initial Certification and a Bilingual Extension (43-52 credits)
Information about Bilingual Childhood Education Teaching Fellows can be found at Teaching Fellows
Bilingual Special EducationCurrently not accepting applications.
Bilingual (General) Education
Bilingual teachers teach all content subjects and age groups in English and/or another language.
Stream B: This course of study is for students who hold Initial or Professional New York State Certification in any area except English Language Arts, World Languages and TESOL. It leads to a Master’s degree and a Bilingual Extension. Upon completion of the program and with three years teaching experience (including one year of mentored teaching), graduates are eligible for professional certification in their original certification area.Stream D: For students who do not seek New York State teaching certification, but seek a Master's degree in Bilingual education. This course of study has considerable flexibility in course choices.
The Bilingual Extension program adds an extension to an existing certificate. No degree is granted, but students who successfully complete the program are recommended for a New York State Bilingual Extension. The Extension can be added to any base certificate except: TESOL, English, or foreign languages (i.e., Spanish, Chinese, Bengali)
The extension consists of 15 credits.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages teach students of all ages. We offer programs that lead to New York State certification (Grades Pre-K - 12), as well as a non-certification program (Stream B), appropriate for those who wish to teach adults and/or internationally.
Streams A, B, C, and Fellows streams lead to a Master of Science degree. Admission criteria, course requirements, and the number of credits required to complete the program vary according to the following:
Stream A: For students who hold certification in another area, and seek initial certification in TESOL.
Stream B: For students who do not seek New York State teaching certification. This program is appropriate for those who wish to teach adults and/or to teach internationally.
Stream C: For students who seek Initial Certification in TESOL. (Current TESOL Stream B students can pick up an application to apply to TESOL Stream C from the offices above)
Fellows: For NYC Teaching Fellows who hold Transitional B Teaching Certification.
|Information for the Teaching Fellows Program can be found at
TESOL Certificate (Stream D): For certified teachers who already hold a Master's degree, and seek New York State certification in TESOL (19-22 credits)