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Bilingual Education Extension [BIL] (Program Extensions)

The extension in bilingual education is an addition to professional certification in New York State and to a master’s degree.

Graduate Admissions

Evaluation Policy

At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.

Required Materials

  1. Completed online Graduate School Application – Apply Now
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admission Office
    Note: Candidates for admission must present evidence of bachelor's degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.
  3. Documentation of teaching certification in New York state.

For further information about the program as well as the appropriate extension certificate, contact the Modern Languages Department.

Program Requirements

Fifteen credit hours of approved course work at the graduate level is required. In addition, candidates must complete College-supervised field experiences of at least 50 clock hours in providing bilingual education, as appropriate to the teaching certificate.

Core Courses: 15 credit hours
  • ICC 620 - Materials and Techniques for Teachers of English as a Second Language Through Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Content Areas (3 cr. hr.)
  • This course requires 25 hours of field experience
  • ICC 622 - Theory and Practice of Bilingual/Multicultural Education (3 cr. hr.)
  • ICC 623 - Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research (3 cr. hr.)
  • ICC 624 - Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 cr. hr.)
    This course requires 25 hours of field experience
  • ICC 627 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Context (3 cr. hr.)
Additional Program Requirements

Students in the Bilingual Extension program must pass the New York required examination: Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) in the target language of bilingualism. If the candidates have already passed the CST in the target language, the BEA in this language is not required.

Students with Disabilities Requirement

Students with Disabilities Requirement: Effective Fall 2011, all students admitted into the M.S.Ed. program must take a three-credit-hour course on the subject of teaching students with disabilities. If not satisfied at the undergraduate level, this requirement can be satisfied by taking SPE 520.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15-18