Advanced Teacher Preparation Programs: Bilingual Education Extension (AC)
Bilingual Education Extension - Advanced Certificate (AC)
Overview, Description and Purpose of Program
Bilingual education is a designated New York State critical shortage area for teachers. This Advanced Certificate (AC) in Bilingual Education Extension is a rigorous academic program that trains currently certified teachers for professional careers in bilingual education. This AC is appropriate for candidates who would like a bilingual extension to their current New York State teacher certification. Candidates who successfully complete this 18 credit hour program are eligible for a bilingual education extension to a New York State teacher certificate.
The New York State bilingual educator has the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in English and the target language of instruction in New York State public schools. The bilingual teacher understands the foundations of bilingual education, including the processes of first-and second language acquisition and learning, models/methodologies of bilingual education, and the legal requirements and professional expectations related to bilingual education. The bilingual teacher understands that language reflects a body of shared values and assumptions that constitute a distinctive culture. Finally, the bilingual teacher is proficient in the target language and in English, using both languages to interpret a variety of spoken messages and written texts and to communicate effectively in speech and in writing.
Admission and Program Requirements
- Requirements for full admission to the Advanced Certificate (AC) in Bilingual Education Extension (BEE)
- Additional Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English to any TESOL Program
- Additional Requirements for ALL International Applicants as Set by the Office of Graduate Studies