Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Services


Program Overview

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.

Credits: 15

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

To Apply

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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Start: March 15

Spring Start: October 15

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Related Programs

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.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Brian Collins

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