Program Details

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

Program Heads

Office Hours
Elizalde-Utnick, Graciela Coordinator 718-951-5876 1107 James Hall gutnick @ call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Education, School Psychology/counseling And Leadership
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, and 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. 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.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61


Applicants are admitted to this program only in the fall; applications must be filed by March 1.

Matriculation requirements
Applicants must present an M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist (or the appropriate equivalent) as well as the requirements described above under the M.S. in Education degree for school psychologist. The matriculation process for the bilingual school psychologist specialization will include an interview in the language presented for competency.

Advanced certificate requirements
Twenty-seven credits (beyond the master's degree) are required for the advanced certificate; 30 credits are required for the advanced certificate with a specialization in bilingual school psychology.

Students must complete the following courses: SPCL 7903T, 7930X, 7933X, 7934X, 7942X, 7913X, and 7920X.

Students in the bilingual specialization must also complete SPCL 7922T and 7914X. They must pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) prior to enrolling in SPCL 7914X. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 600 internship hours in a bilingual setting under the supervision of a bilingual school psychologist (who possesses the bilingual extension).

During the first term, students must file a program of study approved by the program coordinator.

Students must continuously maintain and graduate with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 (B). A student who acquires more than 9 credits below B- cannot be awarded an advanced certificate in this program.

Completion of the advanced certificate program fulfills requirements for provisional certification as school psychologist by the New York State Education Department. Completion of the bilingual specialization fulfills requirements for the bilingual extension to the certificate.

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