Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension

Our master's program in childhood education with bilingual extension is for you if you wish to obtain New York State initial/professional certification to teach childhood (grades 1–6) students and/or bilingual and English language learners, grades 1–6. This program is also for you if you have already obtained initial teacher certification before entering the program, but you aspire to complete both a master's degree in childhood education with bilingual extension and satisfy grades 1–6 professional certification requirements. To be eligible for this program, you must have native or near native proficiency in both English and Spanish.

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Why Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • laboratories, centers and research and evaluation projects that provide a rich variety of learning opportunities, including field experiences and projects in collaboration with local schools' bilingual and second language programs
  • study of English language learners and bilingual education students
  • study of foundation of bilingual, dual and second language education
  • study of bilingualism and first and second language acquisition
  • study of developmental readers, first and second language reading processes, and first and second language reading instruction at the pre-school and emergent level, elementary grades; literacy in first and second language; technology; language, literacy and culture; children's and young adult literature; and classroom reading and second language assessment
Prerequisite

To be eligible for this program, you must have majored in or completed 30 credit hours in one of the following areas: 

›  Arts:
Art History, Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
›  English
›  Languages other than English 
(e.g., French, Spanish)
›  Mathematics
›  Natural Sciences:
Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics
›  Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science
›  Social Sciences Interdisciplinary 
(Health & Human Services: Early Childhood Concentration only)

Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension Programs

Initial / Professional Professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Professional Certification in Childhood Education with a Bilingual Extension
Grade levels 1 to 6
Credits required for completion 39
Time to completion 2 to 3 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities Childhood bilingual teacher
Experiential contact hours Additional clinical experience may be embedded in content coursework 
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Spring:
Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Summer:
Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall:
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

 

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.