Subsidized Bilingual Extension Program

 

The Subsidized Bilingual Extension Program (SBEP) is offered in partnership with with New York City Department of Education and offers currently certified content and classroom teachers the opportunity to gain a bilingual extension for your current New York State certification. You will teach bilingual classes at your school while completing coursework at Hunter College. Tuition costs are fully subsidized by the NYCDOE. Upon successful completion of the three-semester program, you are eligible for a New York State bilingual extension certification. Currently, Hunter College offers this program in Spanish, Chinese and French.

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
  • Current NYS initial or professional teacher certification in one of the following areas:
    • Early Childhood
    • General Education 1-6
    • Special Education
    • Secondary Math
    • Secondary Science
    • Secondary Social Studies
    • Please note, ESOL, LOTE, and other certification areas not listed above are not eligible
  • Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Applicants must not have taken more than 6 credits (2 courses) toward a bilingual extension program
  • Applicants must not be currently enrolled in a master’s degree or advanced certificate program
  • Applicants must demonstrate speaking, reading, and writing fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or French by passing a Hunter College language proficiency exam
  • Applicants must teach in an approved NYCDOE bilingual expansion school and be nominated by their principal and the DOE

Connect with the Office of Partnership Program Admissions

soe.opp@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Advisor

Lucia Rutter
Assistant Director, Office of Partnership Programs