Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services
This post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate program trains NYS certified school-based Pupil Personnel Services providers to become effective bilingual practitioners with high levels of competence using two languages of instruction: Spanish/English. Candidates must be employed and working in their area of certification in a bilingual setting at the time of application and during practicum semester.
Coursework & Fieldwork: Courses are offered in the afternoon and evening. Some courses may be available in an online or hybrid format. Select courses have required hours of classroom experience (fieldwork) in a New York City public school. Students also participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for at least one semester.
Certification: Bilingual Extension for those with New York State certification in Pupil Personnel Services
Eligibility & Admission Requirements
This program is designed for applicants who hold permanent or professional New York State certification in pupil personnel services.
- A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5
- Permanent or professional certification in:
- School Administrator
- School Building Leader
- School Counselor
- School Social Worker
- School Psychologist
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 and provisional certification in one of the certification areas listed above.
- An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish, and an interview conducted in English and Spanish to demonstrate speaking, reading, and writing fluency
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor
Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.
To start your application, click here.
When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Other Programs and Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services.
Information regarding how to apply for the subsidized ITI program can be found here. Please be aware that application/approval of ITI funding is separate from admissions into the Hunter PPS Bilingual Education program, which must be applied to separately.
If you have a master’s degree, hold New York State teacher certification, and are interested in pursuing the Bilingual Education Extension Certification, consider applying for our Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension for NYS Teachers.