Psychology of Bilingual Students (M.S.E.)

39 credits

NYSED 93020

This program focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of bilingual students from kindergarten through early adulthood. It includes instruction in principles of bilingual education; cognitive and perceptual development; social and emotional development; theories of cognitive growth and related research methods; empirically based bilingual testing, assessment, consultation, and intervention methods; data-based decision making, and supervised fieldwork in school settings with bilingual students.

Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in school psychology, or to the Advanced Certificate (formerly Professional Diploma) program in bilingual school psychology, and who do not have a relevant master’s degree, must complete a master’s degree (M.S.E.) 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 M.S.E. 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 Advanced Certificate 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 Advanced Certificate in School PsychologyAdvanced Certificate in Bilingual School Psychology, or Ph.D. in School Psychology to meet New York state’s requirements for eligibility as a certified school psychologist.

Completion Requirements

To complete the M.S.E., students must

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

Applicants do not need to be bilingual for admission to the M.S.E. in the psychology of bilingual students.

Admission to one of the the School Psychology program's M.S.E. programs is limited to students already admitted to the Ph.D. program in school psychology, the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in school psychology, or the advanced certificate (formerly professional diploma) program in bilingual school psychology. Admission to and enrollment in one of these programs is sufficient for admission to a master's program.

Students in the Advanced Certificate program in bilingual 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 certification extension.

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

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
Multicultural Education
EDGE 6101Race and Multicultural Education in American Society3
Foundational Knowledge
PSGE 7424Advanced Assessment Seminar: Bilingual Assessment3
PSGE 7418Non-Biased Assessment and Decision-Making3
PSGE 6311Applications of Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings3
PSGE 7423Therapeutic Interventions in the Schools3
PSGE 7445Theories of School-Based Consultation3
PSGE 7620Theories of Counseling3
PSGE 7427Advanced Intervention Seminar: Bilingual Intervention 13
PSGE 5203Introduction to Research3
or PSGE 7681 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology and Education I
PSGE 6418Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence3
Bilingualism in Education and Psychology
Required Courses
PSGE 6401Seminar in the Psychology of Bilingual Students3
PSGE 7501Clinical Practicum in Bilingual School Psychology3
One of the following:3
Principles of Bilingual Education
Scnd Lang Proficncy/Lrng
Multilingual Oracy and Literacy
Consultation With Families in a Diverse Society
Comprehensive Assessment
PSGE 0730Master's Comprehensive Exam/Assessment in Psychology of Bilingual Students0
Total Credits39

Intervention project required.