Teachers, you can obtain your Bilingual Extension in Spanish through the individual evaluation pathway, with these 4 non-matriculated courses. These four courses fulfill the 12 credits required for the Individual Evaluation Pathway for bilingual certification in Spanish.

This pathway is for teachers only, not for pupil personnel services. This pathway is not for School Counselors.

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(NON-MATRIC) Courses Offered for bilingual individual evaluation pathway

BLE 300/ BLE 500 Foundations of Bilingual Education, 3 credits

BLE 308/ BLE 508 Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics, 3 credits

BLE 380/ BLE 580 Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts and Content Areas to Bilingual Learners, 3 credits

BLE 381/ BLE 581 Methods of Teaching English Language Arts and Content Areas to Bilingual Learners, 3 credits

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Requirements for completing this Individual Evaluation Pathway

1. Existing Valid Base NYSED Certification

2. Content Core – Bilingual Education – 12 S.H. (Our 4 courses, register here)

3. College courses (By taking our 4 courses, you cover these 6 areas)

  • College Coursework – Theories of bilingual education
  • College Coursework – Multicultural Perspectives
  • College Coursework – Sociolinguistics or psycholinguistics
  • College Coursework – Teaching English to English language learners
  • College Coursework – Teaching native language arts to English language learners
  • College Coursework – Teaching content to English language learners using native language and English

4. Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA)

5. Workshops

  • Workshop – Child Abuse Identification
  • Workshop – School Violence Intervention and Prevention
  • Workshop – Dignity For All Students Act (Register here)

6. Fingerprint Clearance

7. You must be fluent in Spanish

8. You must be a teacher. This pathway is not for student personnel services.

Get info by calling us 718-923-9333

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