Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services

Deepen your understanding of diverse students’ needs.

Our advanced certificate program in Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services is targeted toward certified teachers and administrators interested in additional certification as a bilingual educator. It includes three courses—each inclusive of a field experience—and an internship/practicum.


What You’ll Learn

We emphasize the importance of understanding cultural context for child development and learning, and for effective assessment and delivery of services. Examining various theories and classroom approaches, students review case studies and explore how home life and community impact youth education. Our goal is to increase your multicultural and linguistic fluency so you can provide the best possible service and education to all students.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to obtain bilingual certification. We’ll help you prepare for the required State language proficiency exam, which you can take at a number of NYSED-approved language assessment centers.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to general application requirements, applicants must be able to document proficiency in the target language of instruction (Click here to download the Target Language Proficiency Verification Form)NOTE: Students will need to submit credentials to justify status as a PPS in NYS. Or, Proof of salaried work experience as a PPS for minimum one year, and access to a school with bilingual population and a mentor PPS who is certified in bilingual education in order to complete the field experience course, {{courseabbr}}.

Contact us to learn more about advanced certification options for bilingual educators.