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Bilingual Education - ADV CERT

Program Overview:

NOTE: The Bilingual Education Extension CAS program is not currently accepting applicants for our on-campus program. Please reach out to with any inquiries.

The New York State Education Department offers an extension for bilingual education to the provisional/initial or permanent/professional teaching certificate obtained for Early Childhood Education (birth-2), Childhood Education (1-6), Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), and Special Education. Extensions are not required as part of programs at The College of Saint Rose. An extension will show that the certified professionals have additional expertise to teach in bilingual education programs.  


Program Contacts:

Teacher Education Department


Program Webpage:

Program Requirements:

Candidates who wish the College to recommend them to the New York State Education Department for the Bilingual Education Extension must complete all the requirements for provisional/initial or permanent certification or licensure in their area, demonstrate fluency in Spanish by obtaining a passing score on the New York State Bilingual Education Assessment Exam (Spanish), and complete the following additional requirements:

Extension Requirements (15 Credits)

EDU 500Foundations of Bilingual Ed


EDU 502Study of Ling/Lang Dev Tch ELL


EDU 580Mth Tch Native LA-Cont Areas


EDU 581Meth: ELA Bi-Ling Lang


EDU 585Adv Field Exp: Bilingual Ed


EDU 580, EDU 581: (A 25-hour field experience is required in each course.)


Professional Accreditation:

The College of Saint Rose, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province, is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State. All of its degrees and programs are registered and its professional programs are fully approved by the Board of Regents through the New York State Education Department.

The College of Saint Rose is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The specialized accrediting agencies noted below are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation: Programs offered by The College of Saint Rose for the preparation of all school professionals, leading to initial and advanced certifications, are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation.

Admissions and Financial Aid Information:

General Admission Information

Eligibility for admission to The College of Saint Rose graduate programs is typically based upon the following minimum requirements:

  1. Submission of a completed application, a resume, and Statement of Purpose of approximately 300 words detailing the applicant’s goals for graduate study.
  2. Evidence of the possession of a U.S.  baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution through submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary education.
  3. Academic and professional qualifications for graduate study, as indicated by two letters of recommendation. The Communication Sciences & Disorders and School Psychology programs requirethree letters of recommendation.
  4. A grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), overall and in the undergraduate major.
  5. Other admission criteria specified by academic programs such as submission writing samples, portfolios, test scores, and participation in interviews or admissions workshops.

Applicants to The College of Saint Rose are responsible for completing their applications by submitting all required components. Prospective students can access the online application and application instructions at

See Graduate Admissions section for more information.

Financial Aid

The College of Saint Rose has long been committed to the premise that a quality education should be within the reach of qualified students. To this end, the College serves its student body through a comprehensive program of federal, state, and institutional financial aid. While the basic responsibility for financing education lies with the students and their families, scholarships, loans, and/or assistantships can supplement insufficient family resources. The amount of aid available through the College is limited and is awarded on the basis of academic merit. All financial assistance from the College is subject to adjustment if the recipients are later granted aid from other sources. Financial aid awards are contingent upon students’ maintaining good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress.

See Financial Aid section for more information.

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