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Bilingual Extension


What are the requirements to obtain the bilingual extension as a Speech-language Pathologist?

In order to get the coursework to apply for this specialized certification within Speech-language Pathology, you must be enrolled in our master's degree program in speech (that's COMSC). In addition to our 68 credit curriculum, there are 4 additional courses that need to be successfully taken (which equal 12 credits):
EDESL 79600 - Methodology of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
BILED 70100 - Foundations of Bilingual Education
BILED 77100 - Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
BILED 77800 - Instruction Through the Native Language

How much longer will it take for me to complete my master's degree with the bilingual extension?

Typically, it should only take you one extra semester; a January graduation would be a realistic expectation.

Will I be required to take an additional practicum if I am enrolled in the bilingual extension program?

You must have at least one credit of school-based practicum in a bilingual setting (e.g., Spanish-speaking)/bilingual educational setting. This must be in a setting where children are eligible for bilingual education services.  Note: this is not an additional practicum to our curriculum. It just means that one of your practica must be with school-aged children in a bilingual setting, using your bilingual skills.

Are there any specialized exams to take that qualify me for this extension?

You must take New York State sponsored tests to show you are proficient in both English and Spanish.


Please review the information on Hunter's Catalogue page.


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