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 native or near-native 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
Prerequisite

To be eligible for this program, applicants must demonstrate native or near native bilingual proficiency AND hold initial certification in another certification area.

Bilingual Education Program

Extension

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 3-4 part-time semesters
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 

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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.