Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services (Advanced Certificate) program from acceptance to graduation.

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

Academic Plan


Total Credits

15 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 Extension for Pupil Personnel Services (Advanced Certificate) program must complete practicum (COCO 719) in their place of employment working under their current license in a bilingual setting.

The COCO 71900 practicum course is individual meeting scheduled between you and your assigned instructor. This meeting (weekly class) will be held at a negotiated time that works best for both you and your assigned instructor.

Certification and Licensure

The Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services (Advanced Certificate) program leads to a Bilingual Education Extension for those with New York State (NYS) certification in Provisional or Permanent Pupil Personnel Services.

Students who are completing or have completed the program will apply for their certification through the New York State Education Department TEACH Online Services.

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 weeks after the conferral of your degree. Students will be recommended for both Provisional and Permanent certification at the time of conferral.

  • The Provisional Certificate is the entry-level certificate and is valid for five years. Students who graduate from a Hunter master’s degree certification program without prior certification will be recommended for initial certification.
  • The Provisional Certificate 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 certification.


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.

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