What will I learn?

Bilingual Extension/Professional - 33 Points (Minimum)

  • Leading to the Bilingual Extension Certification and Professional certification in the area in which student is already certified by NYSED.
  • Optional Middle Childhood Extension Certification (5-9)
  • For students who already hold NYSED teaching certification in another area.

Required Courses

Fall I - Childhood, Culture, Language and Education

A&HB 4021 Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)
A&HB 4121 Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Design Elem/Mid School (3 points)
A&HL 4076 or equiv TESOL Methodologies for K-6 (3 points)
A&HB 4801-04 Language Workshops in Bilingual Education (1 points)

Spring I - Curriculum for Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Children

A&HB 4075 Cross-Cultural Communication and Classroom Ecology (3 points)
A&HB 4028 Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings (3 points)
A&HB 4133 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Science (1-3 points)
A&HB 4134 Curriculum & Methods for Bilingual Ed: Math (1-3 points)

Fall II - Teaching Bilingual Children I

A&HB 4150 Teacher Inquiry: Bilingual Education (1-3 points)
A&HB 4323/4720 Practicum in Bilingual Institutions/Student Teaching (3-4 points)

Spring II - Teaching Bilingual Children II

A&HB 4020 Foundations of Bilingual Special Education (3 points)
A&HB 4024 Linguistics Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 points)

Additional Requirement for NY State Certification

HUDK 4022 Developmental Psychology: Childhood (3 points)

Which department am I in?

Teachers College

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,736.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Columbia University

116th Street, 2960 Broadway,

New York,

10027, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicant must hold equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have minimum TOEFL score of 100 internet based (IBT), 600 paper-base exam (PBT) and minimum IELTS score of 7.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.