Bilingual Education Extension – NYS Teachers (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Bilingual Education Extension – NYS Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Bilingual Education Extension – NYS Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program from acceptance to graduation.

The advanced certificate program is designed for applicants with prior New York State certification.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 13 credits

Program Code for Certification



Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

The program sequences provide a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Bilingual Education Extension – NYS Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork).


Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

The Bilingual Education Extension – NYS Teachers (Advanced Certificate) program leads to Bilingual Education Extension for classroom teachers with New York State certification. This extension requires a valid base New York State teacher certification. Students must wait to apply for certification until they receive an email from the School of Education indicating their recommendation has been entered. This usually occurs six to eight week’s after the conferral of your degree.

Types of Certification

Students are recommended for both initial and professional certification:

  • The Initial Extension is the entry-level certificate and is valid for five years. Students apply and pay for their certification in their final semester.
  • The Professional Extension is an advanced certificate. Once teachers have completed three years of full-time, paid teaching experience including one year of mentored teaching, they can apply for professional extension.

Application Checklist

Additional Resources

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