Advanced Graduate Certificate for Bilingual Extension

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Bilingual Education Extension is a 16 credit graduate certificate program which provides the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in English and the specific language of instruction in New York State schools. This program will only be open to either practicing professionally licensed in-service teachers seeking additional certifications or students currently enrolled in a teaching certification program.

Bilingual Education Extension in Speech Language Pathology (Spanish only) 16 credits

Course Name and Number Credits Description
SPN 505 Hispanic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics
LIN 542 Sociolinguistics
LIN 532 Second Language Acquisition  
3 Major theoretical issues involved in analysis of geographical and social variation and with the principal methods used in its investigation, as applied to varieties of Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and Galician.
An introduction to major topics in sociolinguistics, including variation theory, language attitudes, language planning, language change, and pidgins and creoles.
Study of the acquisition of a second language by children and adults. The focus is on data; the systematicity of the learner' errors, the ease of acquisition in childhood, etc., the adequacy of theories (e.g. Interlanguage processes, the monitor model, the critical period) to explain data, and the reliability of methods of obtaining data. Students conduct an empirical study testing a current hypothesis.  
SPN 506 Bilingualism
LIN 541 Bilingualism
3 This course aims to provide an introduction to the study on the phenomenon of bilingualism, both at the individual and at the societal level. We will discuss the nature of bilingual competence, theories of the representation/storage of bilingual knowledge, the acquisition/learning of multiple languages. Finally, we will examine social attitudes towards bilingualism and the consequences of language contact, and bilingual education policies and their effects.
Study of the social, linguistic, educational, and psychological aspects of bilingualism. 
HHS 526 / CEF 526 Foundations of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual Language Learners   3 This course provides the students with a thorough understanding of methods of teaching English language arts to bilingual English language learners, including literacy for meeting the State learning standards for students. This is a required course for students who wish to obtain a Bilingual Extension in any registered and approved Base Certification Program. There will be a requirement of 25 hours of field experience dedicated to observations and paraprofessional authentic activities.  
CEF 536 / FLA 536 / SPN 536 Methods of Teaching Second Language and Content to Bilingual Students   3 CEF 536 explores methods for teaching language and content areas to diverse K-12 students in a bilingual context. It is designed as a course to help teachers explore in a very hands-on, practical and applied manner all of the technologies used by teachers of languages.  Emphasis is placed on will be on curricular and lesson development to meet State and National learning and literacy standards. The class will also discuss how these methodologies relate to current language pedagogies, both for individualized and classroom learning.  
HHS 574 Speech and Language Pathology in the Schools Bilingual Clinical  (for Speech-Language Pathology only) 4 This is a required clinical/seminar for students pursuing their Bilingual Extension certification. Students are required to complete 150 clock hours (50 hours with bilingual population) of supervised clinical practice in a bilingual school setting. There will be a seminar which will meet once weekly and allow students to discuss evidence-based practice assessment and intervention in the school setting, models of service delivery, multicultural diversity, advocacy and outreach, classroom management, NYS Standards, educating family, collaboration with professionals, and reflect about their clinical experiences. 

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