Bilingual School Psychology, Advanced Certificate

15 credits

NYSED 83196

This program is a bilingual extension for certified school psychologists.

Applicants seeking admission to the Bilingual Extension program for Certified School Psychologists have to fulfill the following prerequisites for the program:

  • one of the following:
    • proof of New York state certification as a school psychologist (provisional or permanent);
    • proof of National Certification–School Psychology (NCSP);
    • proof of certification as a school psychologist, having earned certification from a NASP-approved or APA-university-accredited program;
    • proof of language competence (evidence of passing score on the NYS BEA)
  • GPA of 3.2 or better in graduate studies leading to certification
  • proof of completion of the Child Abuse Prevention/Reporting Workshop and the Violence Prevention Workshop (these workshops can be taken at Fordham concurrently with other coursework)
  • competency in both English and a second language through:
    1. a license as a bilingual teacher; or
    2. a successful rating on a test of dual language proficiency (for example, New York state Education Department Language Proficiency Examination)

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
Foundations Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education
CTGE 5841PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION3
or CTGE 5842 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND ASSESSMENT
Theory and Practices in Bilingual and Bilingual Special Education
PSGE 6401SEMINAR IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS3
Multicultural Theory and Knowledge
PSGE 6603MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
or PSGE 6446 CONSULTATION WITH FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
Assessment
PSGE 7418NON-BIASED ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING3
or PSGE 7424 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT SEMINAR: BILINGUAL ASSESSMENT
Fieldwork
Select one of the following:3
CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN BILINGUAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 1
CONSULTATION PRACTICUM IN BILINGUAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY 2
ADVANCED INTERVENTION SEMINAR: BILINGUAL INTERVENTION (Intervention project required)
Total Credits15
1

To enroll in this practicum, students must show evidence of graduate-level background in theories of counseling and therapeutic interventions. The course requires a minimum of 1 day per week with onsite supervision for 15 weeks in an approved clinical setting.

2

To enroll in this practicum, students must show evidence of graduate-level background in theories of consultation and instructional consultation/interventions. The course requires a minimum of 1 day per week with on-site supervision for 15 weeks in an approved school setting.