Bilingual Education

If you already have obtained your teacher certification and are looking to add to your professional skill set, our bilingual education certificate of advanced study is for you. To be eligible for this extension program, you must have advanced proficiency in both English and Spanish.

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Why Bilingual Education 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

To be eligible for this program, applicants must demonstrate advanced proficiency in both English and Spanish, and also hold initial certification in another certification area.

Bilingual Education Program


Program Overview

Academic credential granted Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for a NYS Bilingual Education Extension
Grade levels K to 6
Credits required for completion 15
Time to completion 3 to 4 part-time semester or 2 semesters plus a summer term
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities Bilingual teacher
Application deadline Priority Deadlines

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

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus