Advanced certificate program: school psychologist, bilingual extension
HEGIS code 0826.02
NYS SED program code 79597

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Program Heads

Office Hours
Mccabe, Paul Graduate Deputy 718.951.5876 1107 James Hall paulmc @ Email for appointments


Admission Requirements

Department School Psychology, Counseling & Leadership
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. Resume. Applicants must present an M.S. in education degree for school psychologist (or an appropriate equivalent) as well as the requirements for the M.S. in education degree for school psychologist.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

An interview is required and demonstrated competence in the target language based on performance on the language proficiency test administered by the NYS Education Department. On a separate page, attach a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.

Interview with department.

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All students accepted in to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Verification is needed if you already have fingerprint records or not. Please read the instructions in the link, and if you have questions about the instructions, you can contact Helen Spencer at
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Matriculation requirements
Degree requirements (33 credits)

Applicants are admitted to this program only in the fall; see application deadlines posted on the program website.

Matriculation requirements

Applicants must present an M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist (or the appropriate equivalent) as well as meet the requirements under the M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist. The matriculation process for the bilingual school psychologist specialization will include demonstrated competence in the target language.

Advanced certificate requirements

Thirty-three credits (beyond the master's degree) are required for the advanced certificate with a specialization in bilingual school psychology.

Students must complete 27 credits from the following courses: SPCL 7902X, 7904T, 7905X, 7931T, 7932T, 7923X, 7907X, 7933X, 7934X, 7912X, 7913X, 7920X; and 7921X, plus the bilingual specialization courses SPCL 7823T and 7914X. Students who have not completed the school psychologist M.S. degree at Brooklyn College must also complete SPCL 7922T.

Students must pass the language proficiency test administered by the NYS Education Department in a second language to be awarded NYS Bilingual Certification. Applicants can matriculate but cannot be certified as bilingual in NYS if the proficiency test is not available in their second language. In order to determine if the language proficiency test is available in applicant's second language, contact NYSTCE or go to the NYSTCE program website. During the first term, students must file a program of study approved by the program coordinator. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (B). A student who earns 6 credits below B- will not be awarded an advanced certificate.

Completion of the advanced certificate program in addition to the M.S. Ed. in school psychology fulfills requirements for provisional certification as school psychologist by the New York State Education Department. Completion of the bilingual specialization fulfills course requirements for the bilingual extension to the certificate.