In one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse
counties in the country, our programs bring together a community of graduate
students and scholars who seek to develop best teaching practices and promote
bilingual education throughout New York State.
We offer three programs of study:
The Master of Arts in Teaching with Bilingual Extension
Information for prospective candidates interested
in the MAT program with a Bilingual Extension:
The Master in Arts in Teaching (MAT) Childhood
Education program has recently been revised. The newly revised MAT program has
been reduced from 45 credits to 36. We are advising our MAT with the
Bilingual Extension applicants to request a Change of Program into the MAT
Childhood Education program for the fall 2016 semester.
Once you have received your initial certification
in Childhood Education, you may apply for the Bilingual Extension.
New York State has passed a new regulation
requiring prospective teachers to submit their GRE scores. Currently, a minimum
GRE score is not required.
Please feel free to contact Karen.Steuerwalt@qc.cuny.edu
if you have any additional questions.
The Master of Science in Elementary Education with Bilingual Extension
The principles that guide our programs include the
following: 1) an effective education must articulate the demands of the
curriculum with the linguistic and cognitive needs of the students; 2)
effective pedagogical instruction and assessment must take into account what
research says about language structure, variation, change, acquisition, and
language as a social tool; and 3) English language learning can definitely be
supported and strengthened by the development of home language proficiencies. Recently,
our program has received a major grant from the New York State Education
Department to support the New York State Bilingual Common Core Initiative.
Each of our programs has a different set of requirements
for admission and completion. Please read the details carefully as you consider
which program best fits your professional qualification, goals, and individual
needs. While the overall certification course load and requirements of each
student may vary, the core courses of the Bilingual Extension currently are:
EECE 761-Educating the Non-native Speakers of
English: Theory and Research (3
EECE 763-Teaching of Reading and Language Arts in
Bilingual Education (3 cr.)
764-Learning the Content Areas in Multilingual Settings: Teaching and Assessment (3 cr.)
766 -English Language Learning in the Bilingual Classroom: Theoretical Background (3 cr.)
767-English Language Learning in the Bilingual Classroom: Pedagogical Applications (3 cr.)
The Bilingual Extension is offered in the following languages:
French (prospective French bilingual teachers should contact Fabrice Jaumont to receive financial support from the French government. 212 439 1408, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teachers who speak other languages are also encouraged to apply.
For additional information or consultation, contact:
Patricia Velasco, Ed.D.
Program Coordinator and Graduate Advisor
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054E
Phone: 718-997 5318
Fax: 718-997 5317
Prof. Karen Steurwalt
Coordinator and Graduate Advisor for MAT with Bilingual Extension Candidates
Powdermaker Hall, Room 054 C
Phone: 718-997 5336
Fax: 718-997 5317
The Intensive Teacher Institute provides tuition assistance
for eligible applicants. For more info contact Janett Lovett, Assistant
Director of ITI-Bilingual Education at email@example.com.
If you are ready to apply, visit: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/admissions/graduate/Pages/Welcome.aspx