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Bilingual Extension

Program Director

Dr. Cindy McPhail
Golisano 261
(585) 389-2607
(585) 586-2452  (fax)

Hay tantísimas fronteras que dividen a la gente, pero por cada frontera existe también un Puente. -- Gina Valés

Program Description

This program of study focuses on Spanish bilingual education. Students who successfully complete this program will extend their New York State Teacher Certification to teach in bilingual settings of their original certification. For example, if a teacher is certified at the childhood level, the bilingual extension will extend their certification to include bilingual childhood level teaching.

Admission Requirements

  • Enrollment in a graduate-level teacher certification program with a cumulative index of 3.0.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution with a cumulative index of 3.0 and a B average in the major field.
  • Complete annotation /extension form and pay fee.
  • Copy of teacher certification in Early Childhood Education; Childhood Education; Middle Childhood Education; Adolescence Education; a special subject; Literacy Education; Career and Technical Education; Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescence; Students who are blind or visually impaired; Students who are deaf or hard of hearing; or Students with speech and language disabilities.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.


Bilingual Extension Approval Form



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