Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Bilingual Extension Certification (Advanced Certificate)

Program Administrator: 

Diane Brescia

Building (3S), Room 211A

Telephone: 718.982.3877


Faculty Advisor:

Associate Professor Rachel Grant 

Building (3S), Room 226; telephone: 718.982.3740


The Advanced Certificate for Bilingual Extension Certification program will prepare teacher candidates to work with English language learners (ELLs), heritage language speakers of languages other than English (LOTE), and English proficient students in bilingual programs in public and private schools.  This extension would allow students to teach in a bilingual education program. 

Admission Requirements

  • Valid New York State Teaching license in one of the following areas:
  • Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2) 
  • Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) 
  • Common Branches PreK-Grade 6
  • Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5-9) Adolescent Education (Grades 7 - 12) 
  • Literacy Education 
  • Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescent Education or Special Education K-12 
  • Teachers of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or Speech and Language Impaired
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proficiency in language other than English (proof by language exam as determined by program faculty)
  • Oral Interview

Required Courses

EDD 624Multiethnic Approaches to Teaching


EDL 601Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research


EDL 602Linguistics for Teachers


EDL 608Methods in Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Education


EDL 609Methods Across the Content Areas in Bilingual Education


Total Credit Hours: 15