Graduate Programs

Bilingual Education

Online Program

This fully-online program extends your New York state teacher certification to teach in bilingual settings at the same grade levels, or the same content areas, as your original certification.

Program is Ideal For

  • Certified teachers who speak English, have a high level of Spanish proficiency, and seek additional coursework to teach bilingual education, working with native Spanish speakers who are learning English.

Career Information

  • Appropriately certified Spanish bilingual teachers are in high demand. The U.S. Education Department reports show shortages of bilingual education teachers at all grade levels in New York state as of 2020-2021, including in bilingual special education. 
  • Bilingual teachers work in districts with high numbers of Spanish speakers to help them succeed academically in English and in Spanish.


Grants, scholarships, veteran/military benefits, loans, and loan forgiveness may be options for paying for graduate education.

What to Expect

  • Online classes combine asynchronous and synchronous classwork. Classes meet a maximum of one time per week over 16-week semesters with a one-week break mid-semester.
  • Complete the program in one academic year (two courses in fall, two in spring).
  • Start either semester.
  • 50 hours of fieldwork

Curriculum (12 credits)

Application process

Complete the Certificate Application. Deadlines are on a rolling basis, to start classes in the fall or spring term.


Program Requirements & Course Descriptions »

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