Psychology of Bilingual Students, MSE

39 credits

NYSED 93020

Students who are admitted to the doctoral program in school psychology, the professional diploma program in school psychology or to the professional diploma program in bilingual school psychology, and who do not have a relevant master’s degree, must complete a master’s degree (MSE) while matriculated in their programs in order to be eligible for permanent professional New York state certification as a school psychologist or school psychologist with a bilingual extension.

These MSE programs are designed to provide specialized studies in areas that complement the practice of school psychology. These are “captured” programs that overlap with the school psychology professional diploma and doctoral programs. 

Note: These master’s degree programs or specialization areas do not in and of themselves lead to eligibility as a school psychologist or bilingual school psychologist. Students must complete the PD, Bilingual PD, or PhD in school psychology to meet New York state’s requirements for eligibility as a certified school psychologist.

Completion Requirements

To complete the MSEs, students must

  • complete the prescribed program of study, including the four courses (12 credits) that do not overlap with the PD or bilingual PD programs prior to or concurrently with completing the PD or PhD;
  • maintain a minimum overall graduate grade point average of 3.25 (B or better); and
  • complete an end-of-program comprehensive assessment.


Admission to one of these three MSE programs is limited to students already admitted to the PD in school psychology, the bilingual PD in school psychology, or the PhD in school psychology. Admission to and enrollment in one of these programs is sufficient for admission to a master’s program.

Applicants do not need to be bilingual for admission to the MSE in the psychology of bilingual students.

Students in the bilingual PD in school psychology who lack a master’s degree must complete the master’s in the psychology of bilingual students in order to be eligible for the New York state bilingual extension..

To apply, students need to complete an interprogram application form, which is available from the division or deans’ offices.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
Master’s Core
EDGE 6100ISSUES AND TRENDS IN AMERICAN EDUCATION3
EDGE 6101RACE AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY3
Foundational Knowledge
CTGE 5841PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION3
Assessment
PSGE 7418NON-BIASED ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING3
Intervention
PSGE 6311APPLICATIONS OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS3
PSGE 7423THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN THE SCHOOLS3
PSGE 7445THEORIES OF SCHOOL-BASED CONSULTATION3
PSGE 7620THEORIES OF COUNSELING3
Research
PSGE 5203INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH3
or PSGE 7681 QUANT RES METHODS I
Cognate
PSGE 6418EMOTIONAL DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE3
Bilingualism in Education and Psychology
Select three of the following:9
PRINCIPLES OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION
SCND LANG PROFICNCY/LRNG
SEMINAR IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS (required)
MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (required)
CONSULTATION WITH FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
ADVANCED INTERVENTION SEMINAR: BILINGUAL INTERVENTION (required) 1
ADVANCED ASSESSMENT SEMINAR: BILINGUAL ASSESSMENT (Bilingual assessment required)
Total Credits39

1. Intervention project required